Kornic, Kornix, Cornic, Kornics, Cornicks


buto ng mais 
“seed of corn”

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Fondly known as “Filipino crack” to young FilAms, polvoron is a sweet molded treat whose basic ingredients are toasted flour, margarine or butter, sugar and powdered milk. Continue reading “PULBURON”


This word is from the Spanish sorbete (meaning: sorbet or sherbet).

local ice cream

a man who sells ice cream

Mamang Sorbetero (Mister Ice-Cream Man) is the title of a popular Tagalog song in the Philippines. Continue reading “SORBETES”


Shingaling is a deep-fried flour snack that has the shape of fat string beans.

Perolina's Original Shing-a-Ling

Shing-a-ling is often mistaken for deep-fried chicken intestines!

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Deep-fried pork rinds of the Philippines… That’s chicharon!

Munch, munch, munch… dip in vinegar spiked with chili peppers and pray you don’t get a heart attack later in the day.

Did you know that there are many different kinds of chicharon in the Philippines?

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BALUT: Filipino duck egg


duck egg with a developed embryo

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Top 10 Filipino Street Food

Top 10 Filipino Goodies You Can Buy in the Streets of the Philippines?

1. Kamote-cue is sweet potato that’s coated with brown sugar and deep-fried in oil; several large pieces are served on a thin bamboo skewer.

Kamote-cue and Banana-kyu

2. Banana-cue is saba (a fat cooking variety of banana) that’s coated with brown sugar and deep-fried in oil; one large one or two small bananas are served on a skewer.

3. Kwek-Kwek are hard-boiled quail eggs coated with batter and then deep-fried. Tokneneng is the term when chicken eggs are used.

Filipino Street Food

4.  Fish balls are round, airy fish-flavored dough deep-fried in oil and then skewered on a stick. Various dipping sauces are provided. Squid balls and chicken balls are recent variations.

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Filipino Seed Snacks

Among many Filipinos’ fondest memories is gathering around a bowl of dried watermelon seeds with a piece of old newspaper on hand ready to be piled with discarded shells. Ahhh… butong pakwan!!

Filipino Seed Snacks

Dried seeds are old-time favorite Filipino snacks. Fun and addictive to snack on, satisfying one’s oral fixations, unshelled seeds boast a fairly low “calorie to bite” ratio — what with the amount of effort involved in carefully extracting each seed’s kernel from out of the shell. In terms of nutritional value, seeds run a close second to traditional nuts as a source of potassium, manganese and zinc.

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