Cebutrip Editor in Chief Chimpa roams around Cebu to share her recommendation for must try local street food all over Cebu
Some places in the Philippines have a signature food must try, Cebu delicacies are known for Lechon, Chocharon and Daing (dried fish), we are sure you’ve heard them before if you’ve been in Cebu. In his point, here’s the look of some street foods that you need to savored in its many culinary delights.
So get ready to shoot into these most exquisite and traditional Filipino dishes.
Puto Balanghoy 20 Pesos/pc
Puto Balanghoy is also known as "steam cassava"
Made from Coconuts, brown sugar, and raw cassava.
Cassava is grain that contains a lot of starch like potatoes. For only 20 pesos, and most often made for gifts and pasalubong for tourists, it’s sold at the local market, you can particularly buy it at Lapu Lapu Market inside Mactan Island.
Puto Maya 10 Pesos/pc
Putomaya is made with rice covered in banana leaves, the
simplicity of its taste reminds us of
Kashiwaki. Some say that it's perfectly
going with mango.
Buko Pie 23 Pesos/pc
Buko Pie filled plenty of coconut pulp. The sweetness is perfect for Japanese moderate flavors.
Grab a box (8 slices) for 180 pesos. Tourist loved these delicacies, our favorite brand is 『Colette's Buko Pie and Pasalubong』 at SM City.
Banana Turon 10 Pesos/pc
Turon is made with slice banana and silver jackfruit wrapped
in a lumpia wrapper, and deep fried. The sweetness and crisp outside perfectly
contrasted with the creamy inside.
Empanada 10 Pesos/pc
Made with diced eggs, pork, potatoes, carrots, and wrapped
in an empanada dough. The exciting taste of sweetness with crispy. Every bite
will take you to a mouthful savory into this crusty pastry pocket.
Bibingka 10 Pesos/pc
Bibingka is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, milk,
baking powder and softened butter or margarine baked in the local oven wrapped
in a traditional banana leaf.
Buko 25 Pesos/pc
Being on a tropical island, Coconut is one of so many things you can find in the Philippines. A young coconut is called Buko. You easily find Buko on the street side
It’s liquid contains simple sugars,electrolytes and minerals
to replenish dehydration conditions inside our body. A healthy drink that keeps
your diet in the perfect balance.
It also contains abundant minerals such as magnesium,
calcium, potassium, yeast, and lactic acid that fights microorganisms. Osmotic
pressure is also nearly the same as human body fluids, so it is also called
"water of life".
Helpful Buko benefits in our body:
- Yeast... produces a microorganism that aids nutritional digestion and helps constipation
- Potassium.... helps circulates heart function and plays key role smooth muscle contractions and normal digestion.
- Calcium.... helps keep a healthy bones and teeth, it prevents blood clotting and muscle contraction.
- Magnesium.... it supports healthy immune system and enhance the metabolism
Moringa Pandesal ２Pesos/pc
Moringa fights free radicals, molecules that causes oxidation stress, cell damage and inflammation. Considered as a miracle plant study proved that leaf extracts had higher antioxidant, free radical capacity and maximum in habitation of protein and DNA
Budong Bakeshop sells freshly baked Moringa bread as affordable
as 2 pesos each opens 24 hours every day.
Mostly of this street foods featured are in Mactan Island for as low as 25 pesos. Cebu’s Buko highlights the hot weather, more like from Bingka to sweet banana turon are the most amazing must eat street food snack