Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Filipino Barbecue off the Streets

Select your barbecue skewers

Unfortunately, the beach area we were staying at here in the Philippines tonight was full of tourist traps serving featuring nearly identical menus. Fortunately, there were a couple of street vendors around, one of which was selling skewered meat on a fire, otherwise simply known as "barbecue" around here. Great - let me grab a quick skewer as a warm-up before dinner!

It was pretty cool: open up those plastic tubs on the side yourself, pick out the various cuts of pork that you like, and toss them on the fire, whereupon the guy bastes them in a sauce and hands them over to you for ten pesos (US$0.25) each. It was a bit on the sweet side for me (a bit reminiscient of Thai skewers), but it was good to find a mild hint of spiciness in this guy's sauce at least.

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