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Kabayan Okoy

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Vegetable okoy (fritter)

In a town where commercial vegetable farming is the livelihood of the folks apart from guide services in hiking Mt Pulag, it’s no wonder then that their okoy variation is vegetarian. Okoy is shrimp fritter normally, but there’s no shrimp in Kabayan, so what they have is vegetable okoy.

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Translation: Vegetable okoy for a complete life

Visually, I was able to discern grated carrots only because I was too hungry to find out the rest of the ingredients. I ate two pieces of hot okoy. I got one each from the two vendors situated strategically near the gate of Mt Pulag National Park at the ranger station. It was the best okoy I had probably because I just came from a long mountain hike and was longing for a hot meal.

Maruya at Home

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One of those delightful Philippine streetfood is  the maruya, a saba fritter (plantain fritter). Roadside vendors usually sell this hot and just off from the kawali. This merienda fare is very easy to make at home that I made more than enough to share some to a neighbor.

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Three slices per saba

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Batter: flour, baking powder, milk, egg, salt, sugar, oil

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Frying in the kawali

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After few minutes of frying, drain the fritters and sprinkle with sugar. That’s it

Kalabasa Ukoy

Fritters as street food as usual (in countless variations) like this vegetable one made from squash.

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Makeshift spider strainer and wok as necessities

Gorengan

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Assortment of fritters (such as tempe and tahu) for street snacking – Indonesian version.

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