Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Philippine Street Food: Qwek Qwek

Now I finally have time to write a bit about some past experiences when I was in Philippines before I came to Ghana. I love the street food available and we eat a lot of it. It looks like in Philippines everything is around eating. One doesn't just have 3 meals a day, no the day starts with a cooked breakfast, either noodles or Tocino with Garlic Rice or anything else and then it just continues during the day till one goes to sleep again.
Every time when we are in MOA (Mall of Asia for the ones who have not been in Philippines) we go to the street food stands at the taxi station and eat something. Then sometimes we actually go to the other stands and either eat some more or buy something to take home....but more about that in another Blog.

This time I would like to tell you a bit more about Qwek Qwek. Which is quail eggs. They are usually boiled, peeled and then put in a batter and deep fried. They are then served in a take away cup and some sweet chili vinegar is poured on it. It is just delicious and there is not one time I can walk past this shop without buying a portion.
But of course the shop would not be complete without selling quails as well. The quails are actually one day old chicks which have been marinated and deep fried. They are usually eaten whole and are delicious too......just not for everybody as they are truly the whole chicks....... so if you are not so adventurous, just stick with the eggs, they are crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside and the vinegar mix just gives this extra pep that makes them so unique and delicious.


  1. Qwek Qwek seems quite delicious. Can it be part of gourmet meals in the Philippines?

  2. Dear Oliver, thank you for popping on my Blog and commenting. It is absolutely delicious, not sure if they do home deliveries, but I am sure it can be part of gourmt meals

  3. Great that you linked this in to Food on Friday.

  4. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I lived in the Philippines for two years. The street food was some of the most wonderful food I have ever eaten. I crave it daily.

    Did you get a chance to eat Adobong Manok (Chicken Adobo)? I absolutely love it. Here is the recipe: http://hometownslop.blogspot.com/2012/05/chicken-adobo.html

    Thanks again,


  5. Hello Jeff
    Thank you for visiting my Blog. Yes I have had Chicken adobo. I am very fortunate that my better half loves cooking and I get a lot of great food. I like your blog too and yes, it is a very nice recipe


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