Now, before anything else, Love, may we just say…This has been an extremely hard decision. We had to let the food sink in for a night or two before we could pick our top 5, because how can you pick JUST 5 out of the 28 stalls?!
But we’re doing it anyway! And we’re hoping this will help you know which food to spend your money on.
Bicol Express Risotto
Yes, we’re starting off this list with a spicy kick from Stall 13 Thrunks and Chef Andres Nacion’s Davaoeno and Bicolano cuisine. This booth even has a little sign that says it’s our president’s fave. 😜
Why it's a standout: Don’t be fooled by it’s pure and innocent look, this could be VERY addicting. This dish packs a whole punch of anghang, yet you can still taste the creaminess and flavor a Bicol Express must have! There’s also chicharon on top, which is a big plus on our side. *eats chicharon while writing article*
If you’re on the more adventurous side, you should definitely go for Stall 10 Mangla Chaat’s Aloo Tikki. It’s an Indian snack made of boiled potatoes, onions, and various curry spices that’ll surely tingle all your senses.
Why it's a standout: It’s not something people would normally try, but hey, the World Street Food Congress only comes once a year – might as well go out of your comfort zone and try something new! You’ll be surprised when you finish the whole plate all by yourself – because it’s just that good.
Salted Egg pork + fries
Whether you admit it or not, we’re all into salted egg chips. However, Stall 24 Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee brought our guilty pleasure to 999 level of goodness! How? By covering a tender slab of pork with a blanket of salted egg sauce! We shudder just from the thought of it. 😳
Why it's a standout: Need we say more? We would’ve licked our fingers if only we weren't out in the open.
The stall also had Cereal Chicken + Fries. This dish is a good starter and will surely be loved by all kids and kids at heart.
This Indonesian dessert pretty much solidified their spot in the top 5, even at last year’s WSFC. It’s called the Martabak Manis which is a thick pancake topped and flavored with cheese, chocolate, red velvet, oreo, green tea kitkat, and Nutella Almond.
Wait, did we say Green Tea Kitkat? Yes, we did.
Why it's a standout: Martabak Manis is a healthy counterpart to the classic Martabak made in Indonesia. It has no yeast and no artificial sweeteners and yet, it still yields the right combination of a crispy edge and a chewy, gummy center.
If you want to eat it all day long, you can find it at the last stall in the World Street Food Congress.
Longganisa and Bagnet Pizza
There is no doubting that Filipino cuisine made a mark on this year’s WSFC. Honestly, when you hear longganisa and bagnet in one cheese-filled yummy pizza, it’s hard to forget about it.
Why it's a standout: This dish is perfect for the foodie barkada. For just p320, you’ll get a box of your own afternoon delight.
Oh, and don’t forget to end your WSFC2017 experience with something cool and tasty like this Tub Tim Grob, Loves! We guarantee it’ll take the heat away and refresh your palate!
Drop by the World Street Food Congress 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, and tell us your own top 5 picks! They are open from May 31 to June 2, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 3, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 4.