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Eight must try classic cuisine from the streets of Manila
Manila is known for its fascinating food, it is famous for its unique flavor across worldwide. Filipinos are known for their rich food course which is reflected in each and every street of the city. Many people book Cheap Flights to Manila just to try the ravishing recipe and that is the reason it houses an array of world class restaurants, hotels and street food, with time there are many new recipes which have been included in the restaurants of the city but my mouth buds expands for the classic flavors of the city. Here is the list of eight classic cuisine of the city.
Egg noodles: Egg noodles are so popular that they are cooked in almost every house of the city. It tastes at their best when they combine with the chicken. And the best part they are affordable and easily available at every corner of the city. It is ticking, brown broth and smells pleasant. You can also pack them and eat all the way on your journey. The rich taste of egg makes enhance the taste as well as a protein proportion of the food. And the winning noodles add firm and enhance the chewy part of the food.
Chicken Mami: The key ingredients of the food are slices of chicken breast, fresh egg noodles, and stalks of pechay. They are mixed in a way that makes them taste like wow. Chicken Mami is actually the Filipino version of Chinese soup. It can be taken at s breakfast, lunch, snacks as well as dinner too.
Taho: Taho is the best treat you can give yourself when in Manila. It serves as an energy breakfast with soft gelatin-like snack made from processed soybeans topped with caramel and tapioca pearls along with soft and silken sweet brown syrup to add flavor. Cut circles of gelatinous sago are the actual taste – maker of the delicious cuisine.
Betamax: Betamax is a popular street food in the Philippines sold together with Esau and Atay (liver). It is sound weird, but the key ingredient of the food is clotted blood of chickens. So, you can also call it ‘the vampire food’. Cross check your religious guide before trying this extremely tasty dish as several religions have an issue with blood served in the farm food and if taste is your religion that it is must try dish of Manila street. It has several health benefits and easily available on the streets of the city. If you are trying it for the first time, then you may feel guilt at once, but it soon insane once you cut the first bit of it. It will probably force you plan London to Manila flights a second time.
Kikiam: Kikiam or Quekiam is usually served with three kinds of dipping sauce, which is: vinegar, sweet brown gravy and spicy brown gravy. It is actually a Chinese dish which Filipinos have adopted and made one of their own. It tastes above the world when it is combined with the thick “Lomi” noodles.
The Paella Manileña: The key ingredient in paella is rice, usually bamboo rice, which in the paellera (paella pan) forms a crusty layer called secret which is made of the clams, mussels, squid, shrimp and lobster. The seafood explosiveness, topped with a whole crab—is the recipe that is said to have lasted them generations.
Siomai: You cannot resist asking one more plate of Mouth watery Siomai, if you are eating it in the same stall. You can see the stals of vendore selling affordable Siomai right after landing from your Manila Flights. You can try cooking this at your home also as it is easy to make. The key ingredients of the food are ground pork, shrimp, among others, combined with extenders like turnips (singkamas), carrots and the like which is then wrapped in wonton wrappers or more sheets which are easily available at any grocery store.
Fish balls: Smaller in size, made from cheaper fish, they are sold at food stalls nearby the popular destination. They are also known as bola-bola meaning ball bal. The fish balls are usually boiled in a spicy curry sauce and it is the most popular and representative "street foods". They are usually served with a sweet and spicy sauce or with a thick, black, sweet and sour sauce. They taste at their best when they are combined with the noodle soups.