10 Must-Try Chinese Street Food

Chinese street food

Street food is an important part of the Chinese culture. Kaya naman kapag nasa China ka, kahit san ka tumingin may makikita kang mga katakam-takam na pagkain na siguradong magpapakulo sa tiyan mo.

If you’re a Filipino working abroad sa China at naghahanap ng next na tsitsibugin, ang post na ito ay para sa iyo!

 

Baozi (Chinese bun)

Baozi (Chinese bun)

Familiar diba? Kung sa Pilipinas, meron tayong siopao, sa China naman merong baozi. Kagaya rin ng siopao, may iba-iba rin ‘tong stuffing. Sabihin mo lang kay manong kung anong gusto mo at ibibigay niya ito sa’yo.

 

Jianbing (Chinese crepes)

Jianbing (Chinese crepes)

Nakakatuwang panooring lutuin ang Jianbing, na kadalasang kinakain tuwing umaga sa China. Parang itong giant pancake na finold at nilagyan ng palaman. Gawa ito sa dough, itlog, fresh vegetables at special sauce. After 2-3 minutes of cooking, the Jianbing is ready to eat; a breakfast worth waiting for!

 

Jiaozi (Dumplings)

Jiaozi (Dumplings)

Jiaozi is quite similar sa siomai natin, iba lang ang shape. Pwede ka ring mamili ng filling of your choice. (hay buti pa ‘yung jiaozi may filling(s)

 

Chuan’r (Chinese Kebabs)

Chuan’r (Chinese Kebabs)

Ang Chuan’r naman ang counterpart ng mga isaw, betamax, bbq at iba pang nakatuhog sa stick na tinitinda sa kanto dito sa’tin. Any kind of meat or vegetables can be used to make Chuan’r or Chinese kebabs, so kahit ano pang combination ang gusto mo, keri lang.

 

Fried noodles

Fried Noodles

Kung gutom na gutom ka na at naghahanap ka ng pagkaing mabigat sa tiyan, pagkakataon mo nang ilabas ang ilang taon mong training sa paggamit ng chopsticks tuwing kumakain ka ng pancit canton. Go for Chinese fried noodles!

 

Tanghulu (Sugarcoated haws)

Tanghulu (Sugarcoated haws)

Tanghulu are fruits covered with a hardened coat of sugar syrup. This is very popular sa mga chikiting dahil sa makulay at kumikinang nitong appearance at siyempre, dahil na rin sa napakatamis nitong lasa (say hello to sore throat).

 

Cong You Bing (Deep-fried scallion pancakes)

Cong You Bing (Deep-fried scallion pancakes)

Another food for breakfast! Katulad sa’tin, kadalasang almusal din ng mga Chinese ang pancakes. Cong You Bing or scallion pancakes are deep fried at sobrang greasy so if you’re a health buff, better stay away from this. Kung hindi naman masyado, sunggaban na ‘yan.

 

You Tiao (Chinese doughnut)

You Tiao (Chinese doughnut)

‘Eto pa ang isang familiar sa’tin. Kung sa’tin merong Bicho Bicho, sila naman may You Tiao. Pangalan lang ang naiba pero halos magkatulad lang ang dalawang ito. Tell me you’re not craving for this right now. (stomach grumbling intensifies)

 

Rou Jia Mo (Chinese hamburger)

Rou Jia Mo (Chinese hamburger)

Rou Jia Mo is just like a regular burger pero flatbread ang gamit nila dito. Ang sikreto sa savory taste nito ay ang secret sauce, depende sa stall na pagbibilhan mo.

 

Banmian (Chinese noodle soup)

Banmian (Chinese noodle soup)

And lastly, Banmian. Banmian is a popular noodle dish in China. Sa daming variation ng mga noodle soup sa China, kahit ano pa ang taste mo, masa-satisfy nila ‘yan. Ito ang magpapainit sa iyong ice cold heart.

Happy eating!

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About the Author

Francine Dela Cruz. a student by day, a binge-watcher by night. A walking irony. In a constant state of confusion and curiosity. Reads books and watches shows like she breathes air. Has a special place in her heart for the Korean and Japanese culture. Lives for memes, puns, and everything dark.

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