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The One Dish You Have to Try at This Year’s World Street Food Congress

June 3, 2017

This year’s World Street Food Congress‘s Jamboree (what they are calling their food fair) is taking place this weekend until tomorrow at the MOA Concert Grounds. Though the Jamboree features 28 standout street food chefs, vendors and hawkers from all over the world, there is one dish that stood out to us the most in terms of diversity in texture and flavor. For Pepper.PH, it is the one dish you have to try before the Jamboree closes up shop tomorrow evening at 9PM.

Aloo TikkI

At only PHP 200 a plate, this is one of the more affordable dishes at the WSFC Jamboree. It’s suitable for sharing, but delicious enough that you wouldn’t want to, and just the right size to leave some room for dessert.

Presented by Mangla Chaat from India, Aloo Tikki is a popular street snack that they describe as “an Indian croquette made from potatoes, onions, and various spices and lentils, then served with sweetened curd, coriander and tamarind chutney.” This is delightfully crunchy on the outside and offers a slow sink-your-teeth bite into the soft potato interior of the croquette. Covered in a spunky sauce with grated carrot, the Aloo Tikki is a party of contrasting textures. The sliced grapes temper the punchy spices with an almost flirty sweetness. It’s the kind of dish that had us saying “wow” after every bite; we’re already planning to visit the WSFC again for another round because we just can’t get enough.

We’re obsessed with this dish! Have you guys tried it anywhere else? Do you know where to find it in Manila? Let us know in the comments below.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.
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