In our fast pacing life, we tend to choose things that can easily be done in an instant. We invented cars, for easy travelling, invented elevators and other stuff that makes our lives easier. Unfortunately, this kind of habit does not end in material inventions alone. We also started thinking of ways to get our bellies full without consuming much time and of course without compromising it’s quality. That’s where food carts saves the day. We see them on almost every bus stop, station, be it trains, buses or in malls. It also comes in different varieties, starting from drinks to finger foods and of course to short rice meals. In the past few years, there are few of them who made the top 10 in Filipino’s taste. Here are they:
- Siomai House
Is now marked as one of the makers of the best siomai in the Philippines, this food cart is now franchised in the different places all around the Philippines. Their bestseller pork and shrimp siomai is what we, Filipino’s are craving for plus add it up with some iced gulaman and there you go a perfect snack for a rumbling tummy. This siomai house is a part of Bernabest Food Products Inc., although it’s founder Michael Bernabe passed away last October 29, 2010, he left a legacy by being a great boss to his employees. Up until now, Siomai House still has its doors opened for those who want to franchise the said food cart.
Paotsin can be seen in three different types, one is the single cart in which they offer the chopsticks and dimsum concept; another is the dimsum with rice concept and the restaurant type ones. These stalls are open for franchise. What’s so special abput this pao tsin? is their incredibly tasty dimsum and of course which is sold just enough for your tight budget. People often find this food house weird because of the coloring of its rice which is actually green, why? Because it is cooked in pandan leaves, that makes it more refreshing and appetizing.
- Hong kong Style Noodles
This food cart definitely calls for creativity. Aside from serving one of the best tasting noodles in a cup, along with bean sprouts, and other tasty veggies you are entitled to make your own sauce. In here, you are offered with a wide range of sauces like teriyaki, toyomansi, oyster sauce, Szechuan, and peanut sauce. In this way, your noodle could never taste the same as your last unless you got your own recipe with you into the store. So, if you’re looking for a unique and your very own noodle style, this shop is for you.
- Potato Corner
Potatoes is probably one of the best loved snacks by Filipinos we see them on most fast food chains, a burger is not complete without a bag of fries. Potato corner made a big break when they introduced their potato fries on different locations and made a unique twist when it comes to different flavors such as Barbecue, cheese and sour cream. And it doesn’t end there they also offer it in Jumbo, Mega and Giga or you can have it in trio, which has all three flavors, imagine all that in one pack. Your potato fries craving could only be satisfied in here. Perfect for someone who needs something to munch on while waiting for his or her dates or simply letting the time pass after a long walk across the mall.
This is far from those mini carts you see, most of them are what you can call for the sassy ones. Bibingkinitas, however, caters the native side of the Filipinos; they offer bibingkas which are common in the provinces. This bibingkas comes in small sizes, just enough for a taste. It is also cooked in clay pots that give it a distinctive taste that is actually a unique taste for bibingkas. The butter topping of this tasty snack is a perfect combination of the sweet and moist cassava cake inside. If you want to satisfy that native craving side of yours, this bibingka house now comes with kapeng barako, which will make you feel like your in a lazy afternoon on the shades of a tree.
After a long day at work or a tiring trip around the mall, all we need is a sort of refreshment, something to take the heat and stress away. You can easily get soft drinks for that but if you want something refreshing and yet healthy, Fruitas is here for you. This fruit shakes are squezzed from real fruits for real. Meaning, they are made of fresh fruits mixed with honey and milk. The refreshing and healthy drink is what makes costumers turn whenever a fruitas cart is around. They have different flavors available such as mango, orange, banana, apple, watermelon, and even strawberries. Who says you can’t be refreshed by a single cup?
- Waffle time
If your thinking of your ordinary waffle with hotdogs. Well, in waffle time, you’ll experience something different from the usual. Waffle time have fillings such as Swiss chocolate, Bavarian cream, bacon and tuna salad. Just enough for munching while waiting for a ride home or running late to work.
- Plato wraps
If you’ve had enough of sandwiches at home or even at work, Plato wraps introduces a different twist to your typical sandwiches, this grilled sandwich wraps comes in different fillings. The tasty grilled bread makes its filling more tastier, they are available in chicken, tuna, ham and cheese or veggies in olive oil. You’ll never run out of choices. It is also served hot which makes it heavenly by taste.
- Kettle Corn
Kettle corn is probably one of the best versions of popcorn. This popcorn snack is now less greasier and buttery and it also comes in different flavors, they have, cheese, sweet corn and barbecue. The biggest catch, however is that the popped corn itself is crunchy because of the flavoring in it. It is famous during movie hours and can be seen on malls, especially near the theaters. What’s a movie without popcorns, right?
- King Korn
Like any other food types, corn has evolved in so many ways and at times we can’t actually keep up form the simple binatog to pop corns and now o shredded corn, no one is against that since this corn is actually healthy and is a little heavy on the side when you have eaten a lot of them. King corn, is a cup of shredded corn with salt and butter or it can be mixed with cheese powder.
As of today, lots and lots of food stalls can be seen all around. They have buko juice, salads, or even pastries in stalls. There are numerous ways in which you can satisfy your craving without entering a restaurant or even if your in a hurry.