Four Filipino dishes rank at World Street Food’s Top 50 list
Four Filipino dishes namely Pinangat, Kansi soup, Sisig, and Lechon made it to the top 50 list of the World Street Food Congress (WSFC) that was recently held in Manila.
During WSFC, street food vendors from all over the world gather in one major expo to serve up their best dishes.
A few days after the event, WSFC released its “Top 50 World Street Food list” where Albay’s ‘pinangat’ ranked 22nd; Bacolod’s Kansi Beef Soup ranked 32nd; Pampanga’s Sisig ranked fourth; and Manila’s lechon ranked seven.
The Pinangat is a concoction of pork or fish wrapped in taro leaves, and gently simmered in coconut milk.
Kansi beef soup, on the other hand, is a serving of rare beef broth, stewed for hours with a local sour agent and fruit called Kansi, while Sisig is chopped hog head salad with soy, lime, and chili. Lechon is roasted pork.
For this year’s congress, the event was held in Manila from May 31 to June 4.
Present during the congress were world-class chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, and WSF organizer Makansutra, a photojournalist-entrepreneur and founder of KF Seetoh of Singapore.
The Top 50 eats also include Singapore’s Hill St. Hwa Pork Noodle, Franklin’s BBQ of Austin, Texas, US and Bangkok’s Che Paek Pu Ob Voon Sen.