etting ready for Oktoberfest? Aside from the great tasting beer that you are planning to try, have you though of the perfect “pulutan” (appetizers or beer food) to match your beer with? Sure, there is always the popular Sisig. Sinuglaw and Sizzling Gambas sound good too. If you love something exotic, trying Spicy Chicken Feet, Grilled Isaw, Chicharon Bituka, or Chicharon Bulaklak makes definite sense. The reason why I’m asking is because I have a spicy and tasty “pulutan” recipe here that you ought to try; it is called Adobong Isaw. This recipe is not new nor is it the best selling bar food (some bars in the Philippines serve this); however, the mere simplicity of this recipe makes this special – in my opinion. To those who do not eat innards or exotic foods, please excuse this post. You may want to try the Inihaw na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly) or Inihaw na Pusit (Grilled Squid) instead.
Fish Balls are probably the most popular Philippine street food enjoyed by people from all walks of life. These flat circular treat is no stranger to anyone; in fact, its vendors who pushes wooden carts (or pedal bicycles with sidecar) are regular sights in the streets of Metro Manila.
Do you enjoy eating fish balls? Most of us (regardless of age and social status) enjoy eating fish balls because it is affordable and it is simply likeable. There really isn’t anything special or extra ordinary about this food but everyone seems to indulge in it for some reason.
Grilled Isaw or Inihaw na Bituka ng Baboy is pig’s large intestine boiled until tender then grilled. This is probably the most sought and most popular street food in the Philippines.
This food goes well with beer or liquor and has earned the reputation of being the best affordable pulutan (appetizer).
Try this Grilled Isaw Recipe.
Photo Credit: Sidney Snoeck
You might think that this is your ordinary Betamax®, but it is not. It’s actually a street slang for grilled chicken blood.
Wait a minute, did I read it correctly? How can you grill something that is in liquid form? Most of you might be wondering how this happened, let me just give you a brief background on how this is done.
Also known as Barbecue isaw, grilled chicken intestine is a mainstay in the side-streets of Metro Manila. This food has been one of the famous street foods since time immemorial. According to some sources, Filipinos started to eat the innards of poultry (specifically chicken) way back during the Spanish colonial era. Spain colonized the Philippines […]