5 Filipino Street Food Recipes

Want 5 Filipino street food recipes to try at home? The Philippines is known for it's lush and exotic landscapes. While most tourist would rather escape to their beach resorts, some people want a real taste of the Philippines. What better way to try something new and exotic, than sampling local street food. If you can't make it to the Philippines, no worries. Here are five Filipino street food recipes to try at home.

1. Banana Que. This dish is simple, and makes a great dessert.


  • 1 Saba Banana
  • 2 cups Light Brown Sugar
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • 4 cups Vegetable Oil
  1. Peel Saba Banana.
  2. Heat 4 cups of oil to medium heat and place banana in frying pan. Make sure the whole banana in cover in oil.
  3. Continuously stirring, add 2 cups brown sugar.
  4. Cook until sugar has caramelized on the banana, or about ten minutes.
  5. Put the skewer directly into the banana as you remove it from the oil.
  6. Let cool before serving.

 2. Laing. This easy dish is made of taro leaves and coconut milk.


  • Dried Taro Leaves
  • Pork Loin
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Long Chili Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 cup Sauteed Shrimp Paste
  1. Heat cooking oil to medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger saute until onions begin to brown.
  2. Add pork lion, continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Stir occasionally and let simmer for 15 – 20.
  4. Continue to cook until taro leaves have absorbed the coconut milk.
  5. Eat alone, or serve with rice.

 3. Mani. This dish is great for a quick snack.


  • 1 cups Peanuts ( No shell )
  • 2 cups Cooking Oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  1. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Place peanuts in a frying basket or colander.
  3. Submerge the peanuts in the oil for 2 minutes.
  4. Immediately upon removal drain on paper towels.
  5. Mix garlic and salt in a plastic or glass container.
  6. Add peanuts to container, seal the container and shake to coat all peanuts.
  7. Serve warm.

4. Binatong. Great for a side dish.


  • 2 Corn Cobs
  • 1 cup Butter
  • Seasonings
  1. Shuck the corn cobs.
  2. Pre heat oven to 500 degrees.
  3. Boil corn in salted water for 5 minutes on stove.
  4. Drain and pat corn dry.
  5. Place a tiny even layer of corn on baking sheet, brush with semi melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Place in corn in oven, cook for 3 -5 minutes, then turn. Turn two more times for 3 -5 minutes each.
  7. Pierce corn with fork to see if it's done.
  8. Brush corn with butter, or olive oil for a healthier option.
  9. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and other seasonings of preference.

 5. Taho. Great for taming your sweet tooth.


  • 1 packet Unflavored Gelatin
  • 2 cups Soy Bean Powder
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  1. Mix 4 cups of water and soy bean powder. Stirring often, let stand 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, stir often and reduce heat. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Add gelatin, continue to stir add lemon juice. Remove from heat.
  4. Allow mixture to cool down, place in refrigerator to chill.
  5. Make the brown sugar syrup topping will mixture is chilling.
  6. Add 1 cup brown sugar to boiling water, boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Once mixture is chilled and firmed. Place mixture into bowls or cups.
  8. Serve with hot syrup.
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