Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Top Five Things to Buy With 20 Pesos If You Are In the Philippines

1. a Big Glass of Taho from the Magtataho.

Cost: about 20 pesos ( US$0.25) Taho is a mix of soft tofu, brown sugar syrup (arnibal) and small sago (the local pearl tapioca. Every morning, the local magtataho (vendor of Taho) walks around in the neighborhood to sell this nice comfort food by the cup.

2. a Pack of Suman.

Suman is a rice cake made from glutinous rice, sugar and coconut milk, wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed for less than an hour. A pack of 4 plain suman usually costs 20 pesos.

3. a Newspaper

It helps to know about the goings-on in the country. Some news on politics are not only entertaining but can be humorous too - if you are sarcastic like me.

4. Cellphone Load

Connect with everybody with a click from your cellphone. With the arrival of unlimited text promos from cellphone networks, with just 20 pesos, you can text your heart away to your family and loved ones located anywhere in the country.

5. Fishball, Squidball and Kikiam

- the best street foods ever! Fishball is a ball of flour, fish flavor and other favorings, deep fried and put on sticks. Squidball is the same but the main ingredient is squid. Kikiam is made with ground pork and veggies and flour. These are cooked in the streets (but some malls offer them nowadays) You have usually three sauce options- vinegar with soy sauce and chili, sweet chili sauce, or the sweet sauce. With 20 pesos, you wold get your heart's delight! Yum!

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