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Turon

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A popular Filipino street food comprised of sliced banana and brown sugar, all wrapped in a spring roll wrapper, and fried.

This differs from turrón, the Valencian nougat snack that shares a similar name.

Many vendors sell turon alongside bananacue.

Many vendors sell turon alongside bananacue.

Written by Paulo Loreto

May 21, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Posted in Food, Fruit, Philippines, Travel

Egg Pie

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A specialty of the Philippines consisting of a crusty pastry and an egg custard filling. The pie, itself, is rich in flavor — the custard’s flavor and consistency is very similar to flan.

While similar, the Filipino egg pie is typically much larger than the popular Chinese Custard Tart.

This individual-sized Egg Pie is sold at Merci Pasalubong.

This individual-sized Egg Pie is sold at Merci Pasalubong.

Written by Paulo Loreto

May 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Bananaque

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A popular Filipino treat, bananaque can be found throughout the country sold from streetcarts. A delicious fried banana in brown sugar coating.

Typically, vendors use a type of banana only found in the Philippines, saba. Saba is also used to make turon, banana ketchup, and are often included as a condiment for halo-halo.

A stick, which includes two bananas, runs about ₱12 (30¢).

A stick, which includes two bananas, runs about ₱12 (30¢).

Written by Paulo Loreto

May 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Posted in Food, Philippines, Travel