Eating the Streets of Rosario, Batangas
Budget : ~Php50 will do
Duration : a few hours
Bummers : large mobs of hungry customers
A humble area near the plaza of Rosario in Batangas turns into a bustling food haven every night. I spent one weekend in Rosario to beach hop in Laiya and was fortunate to experience their street food. Their street food is similar to the street foods that I am familiar with like the barbecued goodies, fried stuff, and cold fruit refreshments.
Aside from those, what’s oddly new to find on the streets was their Gotong Batangas.
Gotong Batangas is a soup made with the innards, tripes, skin, and sometimes the meat of an ox. Compared to the regular goto that I know, this version doesn’t contain rice. Actually, if you’re from the north and familiar with papaitan, they are closely alike.
For Php 3 a stick, you can already enjoy isaw (chicken intestines) and betamax (dried chicken blood). These are some of my cheap thrills!
Some of my favorite street foods were also present like the kwek-kwek (fried quail egg with orange batter) and proven (deep-fried chicken innards).
I also liked this isaw (chicken intestines) that is dipped in orange batter similar to kwek-kwek and fried.
As a firm believer that the streets is one of the best places to learn about a place and to understand its cuisine, I make it a point to have a taste of it when I visit a place. I am not a picky eater and I don’t mind the heat of dining ala carte with tons of hungry people. As long as the food is good, I am there. Best of all, it’s super cheap.
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