Fish balls are popular street food in the Philippines. Fish balls are a common food in southern China and overseas Chinese communities made from surimi. They are also common in Scandinavia, where they are usually made from cod or haddock
Tuyo is a dried salted fish (tuyo actually meaning dried). The process of salting and drying preserves the fish and you can actually safely store this for some time. This is done to a number of kinds of fish so you can have different variants of tuyo.
Camaron Rebosado or battered shrimp are individually hand-dipped in an authentic Filipino style batter that fried up golden and crispy from your stove. Can be serve with plain ketchup or sweet and spicy dipping. It is the Philippines version of Japanese tempura except tempura has a light batter and served with soy sauce.
Thinly sliced sweet potatoes fried until crisp are a bright and fun take on potato chips. A bit sweet, and very orange, their flavor is perfected with just a sprinkle of Sugar or salt – or chili powder for those who like things spicy.
Halabos na Hipon is merely a basic way of cooking shrimp where head, tail and everything else is intact, stirred in a pan with a little water right until it changes color. The shrimps are not deveined through the shell, they’re just washed, with the antenna or the long whiskers cut, and the sharp pointed rostrum (above the eyes) trimmed out. Using just plain water is standard, but a little is needed as the shrimp have residual liquid in it.
Nilasing na hipon is a simple but tasty shrimp dish, the shrimps marinated in wine or liquor then sauteed in butter with onion and pepper. Nilasing na Hipon is popular not only as a main dish among us Filipinos but also as an appetizer in family gatherings, fiestas, parties and other special occasions.
Ukoy is a simple and flavorful Filipino appetizer. These fritters have a pleasant golden color from the sweet potato and annatto. Ukoy is usually made with unpeeled shrimp and the peel is eaten. You can use peeled shrimp if you prefer. Also spelled okoy.