22 August 2009
Tusok tusok the shrimp balls.
Something to add to the fried food parade of Manila: 1 peso shrimp balls. I am convinced, though it was not I who tried them, that they are almost entirely made of flour, although I was surprised to see bits of carrots and dahon ng sibuyas, as the common "streetballs" are devoid of vegetables.
And some kekiam and duck fetus, ready to fry to a crisp:
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