With tons of quality Asian restaurants open around the island, it’s officially time for Malta to get a taste of the Philippines. Pinoy Street Food is set to be Malta’s first Filipino restaurant, bringing the supreme flavours of adobo, isaw, adidas, and tempura to Marsascala this September.
Filipino food is a heady and aromatic mix of Asian, Hispanic, Chinese and even American cuisine. Using traditionally Filipino ingredients and flavours, you can expect to see everything from massive platters mixing fish and meat to freshly served spiced vegetables to grilled chicken feet.
Their platters offer an experience like no other on the island
The Pinoy Bilao is a traditional Filipino platter that is definitely going to be a hit locally. It features pork BBQ, chicken adobo, chop suey, pork stew, and cucumber salad, all on one big plate for everyone to dig into.
Their Seafood Bilao is just as tempting, with grilled fish, shrimp tamarind soup, squid adobo and eggplant salad for you to choose from
Pinoy have some seriously adventurous items on the menu
If you’ve never tried tempura or fishballs, here’s your chance. But for the more adventurous and experienced, Pinoy have some memorable dishes.
The isaw is a must-try if you like trying new things. Isaw is BBQ’d chicken or pork intestines which are cleaned, flavoured, and grilled.
Adidas is another traditional dish. It’s grilled chicken feet, and the dish was hilariously named Adidas in the 90s because the cooked chicken feet resemble the tri-pronged Adidas logo. For real.
Or you can go for the kwek-kwek – hard-boiled quail eggs in an orange batter that is deep fried. They are kinda like scotched eggs, but totally not.
Once you’re done with all the exotic flavours, jump into some flan
Not literally, though that would be pretty awesome. Pinoy’s leche flan is the best way to enjoy the Phillipines’ Spanish history. If flan isn’t your thing, get to work on the delicious-looking Pinoy street food style fruit float.