Who Are the Top Hawkers According to the World Street Food Congress?
Hooray for Filipino food!
(SPOT.ph) Just last May 31 to June 4, the World Street Food Congress was held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, and aside from the Jamboree and the Dialogue, WSFC also awarded the Top 50 World Street Food Masters, or the best street or heritage food purveyors from all over the world. And among these top 50, five Filipino classics made it to the list: sisig, lechon, kansi, barbecue and pinangat!
Classic Bicolano dish pinangat gets some global recognition with Zeny’s Pinangat making it to the 22nd spot, with critics describing the dish on the official WSFC website as a “smoky, coconut-y, and soft pork parcel.” Bacolod kansi from Sharyn's Kansi Beef Soup and barbecue from Dood's Ihaw and BBQ from Davao also make it to the top 50, at number 32 and number 46 respectively.
Anthony Bourdain isn’t alone in declaring sisig as one of the best Filipino dishes as well because Aling Lucing Sisig from Pampanga nabs the 4th place. Lechon, specifically Negros-style lechon also makes it to the top 10, with General’s Lechon sitting at 7th place. Their lechon is described as “crispy out and soft inside” and best served with garlic chili. It's also currently ranked as SPOT.ph's number one lechon in Metro Manila.
According to the World Street Food Congress official website, ranking is based on “ingredient sourcing, basic hygiene factor, adaptability, consistency, confidence, and the quality and flavor of food.” Also factored in were “their ability to inspire and create jobs, reputation, and opportunities for the populace.”
For the full list of winners, log on to the official World Street Food Congress website.