10 Things You Need to Try at World Street Food Congress 2017

Street food takes the spotlight once again.


(SPOT.ph) This is the best time to be a street food fan. The World Street Food Congress is back in Manila and starts today, May 31, and will run until June 4 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. With 28 pop-up stalls to choose from and an estimated crowd of 100,000 waiting in line, it's best to have a battleplan. We round up 10 standouts from this year's WSFC Jamboree that you absolutely have to try. 


Check them out:


Moo Ping (P220) is a popular Thai street food. N.C.C. Catering's version has grilled pork skewers, sticky rice, and som tum (green papaya salad)


Chef Alam Mendez of Pasillo de Humo from Mexico serves his version of Fish Tacos (P280) with fish tempura, burnt chili, onions, and a creamy sauce on top of a warm corn tortilla.


Aloo Tikki (P200) from Indian food stall Mangla Chaat covers a whole spectrum of flavors from sweet to sour to spicy. This Indian potato croquette has sweetened curd, coriander, tamarind chutney, and various spices.


Alhambra Padang Satay from Indonesia offers the Mee Goreng (P240), spicy and with tender lamb chunks. 


The buttery Lamb Roti Sandwich (P250) is also on Alhambra Padang Satay's menu.


Despite the name, Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee is actually from Singapore! A must-try is their Cereal Chicken + Fries (P250).


The Sisig Paella (P230) from Café Fleur is Chef Sau Del Rosario and WSFC founder KF Seetoh's take on the classic Kapampangan dish.


Another new and exciting twist on a classic Filipino dish is the Chef Andres Nacion's Bicol Express Risotto (P260).



Oyster omelette is a favorite at Taiwanese night markets. Chiayi Chenjia's take (Oyster Omelette - P270) has fresh oysters, eggs, and starch, mixed together then pan-fried. It's then served with a special tangy sauce and a dollop of Sriracha. 


This picture-perfect dessert is from Martabak Manis "San Fransisco" By Mr. Buyung. The martabak (P280/four slices) is a popular dessert and snack in Indonesia. Mr. Bong Kap Kap Djun's version uses no yeast and artificial sweeteners so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. 


The World Street Food Congress will be held at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City from May 31 to June 4. The World Street Food Congress will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. (May 31 to June 2); 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (June 3); and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (June 4). For more information, log on to the official World Street Food Congress website.


Photos by Erika Dizon


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