Famous Filipino Snacks: Part 2
Here’s the second half of our compilation of popular Filipino snacks that tourists and locals alike just can’t get enough of!
Popular Filipino Snacks Everyone Loves to Munch On
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Mangga at Alamang
Raw mango dipped in a shrimp paste is a favorite snack by Pinoys sold in almost every corner of the streets in the country.
Steamed or boiled, sweet corn, when glazed with butter and peppered with salt, is just perfect. Grilled sweet corn also tastes and smells divine.
Peanut is another favorite street food that Filipinos love eating. This snack is available in various flavors, but the most popular is the garlic flavor.
Ice candy is the Filipino version of Popsicle. It’s cheap, delicious, and comes in various flavors and colors.
Another Filipino snack that is regularly sold by street vendors is the banana cue. It’s a skewered banana saba coated with melted brown sugar.
Camote cue is cooked in a way similar to banana cue and is also a popular snack in the Philippines.
Chicharon is a finger food made of pork rind or pork belly deep-fried until perfectly crispy. It’s most delicious when dipped in vinegar with crushed garlic. It is widely sold in the groceries and supermarkets, but you can easily make your own at home.
Turon or lumpiang saging is also listed as one of the popular Filipino snacks that are very easy to make. Each piece of lumpia is composed of half lengthwise banana saba, a strip of jackfruit sprinkled with sugar, rolled in lumpia wrapper, then deep fried.
Ginataang halo-halo is an all-time favorite snack by Filipinos. Sometimes it is also served as a dessert. This creamy concoction is composed of glutinous rice balls, sweet potatoes, tapioca pearls, purple yam, jack fruit, and coconut milk. The Visayan version of ginataang halo-halo is called binignit.