Kwek Kwek is another famous Filipino street food which is made out of deep fried battered hard boiled quail eggs served with dips like spiced vinegar
Day two of the street food week and for today we will be sharing a food with a funny name, Kwek Kwek.
Kwek-Kwek is another famous Filipino street food which is made out of deep fried battered hard boiled quail eggs served with dips like spiced vinegar or sweet gravy sauce. Another food similar to this is called Tokneneng where it is made out of chicken or duck eggs instead. I guess this one is a fairly new culinary invention as my early recollection of this dish was during the late years of my intermediate school. During that that I was always wondering what was that orange round food people on the streets are eating in bowls full of vinegar. I was afraid to try them so I first asked my Auntie, she then told me it was deep fried hard-boiled egg that is nearly expiring, since then I lost my interest until I was in college and dared to try one and I glad I did as I loved them and it does not taste like eggs that are expiring soon. The taste was great thanks to the vinegar that pairs well with the crunchy coating as well as the creamy egg yolks. Now did my Auntie told me it was an expiring eggs? Well first it is not true and its one of the many ways mom’s, aunties and grandma’s scare kids into buying these street food, parents prevent their kids to buy them due to its unsanitary nature (exposure to outside pollution and not properly cleaned utensil). They just don’t want you to get sick by eating them, which is why stories like this is popular in the Philippines, popular ones includes:
But anyways even I was told about those nothing stopped me from trying them out, especially with siopao which is in the top 10 of my favourite food. How about you do you have food stories like this? I want to hear about them.