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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

Since I just got back from a trip in the Philippines, with two night in Manila, here's a Food on wheels; Manila food carts addition to the Food on Wheels series.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

First a general update and a bit of personal observation; the majority of the Philippine population seems to be a poorer compared to the average Thai population. The food on wheels in Manila was merely push carts or bicycle carts but not that many carts with a motorbike, which is common in Thailand.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

The pictures I took in the Ermita area of the Philippine metropolis clearly show this. There's only one motorized vehicle in these pictures and hat's what the average in Manila probably is.
Above and below you can see samples of bicycle carts, a common sight in the Philippines.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

On the other hand, there were tons of small carts all over the place, selling local goodies or more familiar goods, like fruits or as can be seen above, corn on a stick. There's a wide variety of food on offer in the streets of Manila.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

This pushcart pictured above was loaded with coconuts, very refreshing in the dirty, hot and busy streets of the metropolis. In Tagalog (the official Philippine language), they also have 'buko', which is coconut juice, also very nice and refreshing.

Food on wheels; Manila food carts

Hope you enjoyed this addition to my 'Food on Wheels' series, an international addition this week, which shows once more the variety and ingenuity of the local population(s) to adapt to the local circumstances and keep this Asian street food scene going.

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