If there’s one thing Filipinos can be really passionate about, then there is no doubt that food is on top of the list. Food is everywhere: in our households, the streets, and even inside public transportation. Plus let’s not forget how eager Filipinos are when it comes to thinking of yummy food inventions!


And for French-Filipino Erwan Heussaff, this love for food should not be expensive or hard to find. This self-confessed foodie surely goes for the local eats – food that is intensely delicious, easy on the pocket, and very much Filipino.

Check out The Fat Kid Inside’s Top 10 Local Eats in this edition of TeamManila’s Top 10! A blissful countdown that will definitely make you want to go outside and buy some good isaw. Or maybe enjoy a hot bowl of Sinigang. Enjoy!

1. La Paz Batchoyour version of fatty deep and delicious ramen.

2. Isawprobably the best street barbecue we have.

3. Sinigangthere is nothing like it anywhere else.

4. Pancitnoodles are the future. Our variations of pancit play right into this trend.

5. Bicol Expressso many flavors, spice, and coconut. Something you would expect to come out of South East Asia.

6. Tapa and Tocinobecause it’s confusing for Spanish tourists and because we have the gusto to eat

rice and meat in the morning.

7. Cebu Lechonwho doesn’t want to feel like an extra in Game of Thrones, munching on thisdeliciously crisp pig?

8. Talangka Riceonce you’ve had your share of pork fat, crab fat seems like the logical next step.

9. Sisigback to pork fat, but [it’s good to] get drunk first.

10. Pako Salad – probably our only localized Pinoy salad.

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