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Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food provided by Explore Manila Tours

Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food

Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
When you find yourself in the cities of Metro Manila for a night or two. Going out to explore this vibrant city might be a daunting and scary thought for many a traveler. For those looking for a great night out but with the confidence of being accompanied by a local, this experience is right up your alley. Join us for a crash course in Philippine street food as we explore the vibrant area known as Bonifacio Global city located in Taguig. Revel at the lights, sounds and smells wafting in the air as you make your way through the many stalls at the Mercato Night Market while sampling a plethora of iconic Philippine street food. Bring an open mind and an empty stomach as you experience a true culinary adventure!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After meeting up, we'll take a walk through one of the newest and most vibrant part of Metro Manila as we share with you histories, and other information about the capital of the Philippines and the 16 cities that make up the greater part of it. We'll arrive at the Night Food Market and dive into the stalls as we sample various delicacies and iconic Philippine street food. Now, this is where the adventurous get separated from the meek, here you must keep an open mind and a hungry stomach as we try out iconic street food such as isaw, betamax, walkman, BBQ, dynamite, kikiam, and chicharon to name a few! We'll be explaining what animal and what part of the animal we will be eating, how it was prepared and why it looks bright orange?!. No worries, we have a lot of local beers and fruit juices to wash it all down. After all the food and drink, well walk for a few minutes towards a local restaurant where we will have some sweet treats to top off a casual night of good friends, good food and good cheer!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After meeting up, we'll take a walk through one of the newest and most vibrant part of Metro Manila as we share with you histories, and other information about the capital of the Philippines and the 16 cities that make up the greater part of it. We'll arrive at the Night Food Market and dive into the stalls as we sample various delicacies and iconic Philippine street food. Now, this is where the adventurous get separated from the meek, here you must keep an open mind and a hungry stomach as we try out iconic street food such as isaw, betamax, walkman, BBQ, dynamite, kikiam, and chicharon to name a few! We'll be explaining what animal and what part of the animal we will be eating, how it was prepared and why it looks bright orange?!. No worries, we have a lot of local beers and fruit juices to wash it all down. After all the food and drink, well walk for a few minutes towards a local restaurant where we will have some sweet treats to top off a casual night of good friends, good food and good cheer!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 168126P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 Local Beer, 1 Fruit Juice or combination
  • Up to 10+ different local street food, from pork, chicken and fish flavored dishes. Mostly Grilled, Deep Fried or Roasted.
  • 1 Bottled Water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines The exact meet up point is Fully Booked,11th Ave B6 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila. There's a Starbucks on the 3rd floor. We will meet up there. There is a Starbucks on the 3rd floor, we will meet up in that area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for vegans and vegetarians
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1 Local Beer, 1 Fruit Juice or combination
  • Up to 10+ different local street food, from pork, chicken and fish flavored dishes. Mostly Grilled, Deep Fried or Roasted.
  • 1 Bottled Water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines The exact meet up point is Fully Booked,11th Ave B6 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila. There's a Starbucks on the 3rd floor. We will meet up there. There is a Starbucks on the 3rd floor, we will meet up in that area.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for vegans and vegetarians
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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aussieAl_61
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions
I had to shout it out. I have not been on a better tour than this. Ever.
Jian provided not only an evening full of insight and information but also let me experience some unusual local foods. I will not spoil the surprise by describing what is offered as you need to taste and guess what it may be. Not only were the contents of each dish described but also the context in which it was served.
A few local cold beers helped the food go down.

If you want a relaxed evening, with a professional and all round nice guy experiencing some interesting local food i would highly recommend this tour. For the amount and range of food you get this tour was great value for money.
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonathan B
Rome, Italy4 contributions
Feb 2020
Jian is the man. I love taking food tours whenever I visit an Asian country, and his did not disappoint. He introduces you to an excellent cross section of bites you'll be able to find all over the islands, gives you their history and a few fun personal stories about them to boot. I’m still laughing over why they’re called “walkmen,” :D. He's passionate about his country's culinary traditions and eager to share that love with his guests. As we discussed during the tour, in the great smorgasbord of SE Asian food, the Philippines are criminally underrepresented, and he's here to fix that. He'll also give you some solid advice on how to get the most out of your time here. Bring an empty stomach, do it your first day in Manila and tip the man twice.
Written February 24, 2020
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John Stygle
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a market not to be missed. All Street food from various countries, all very good quality. Go by cab into the heart of BGC. We'll worth a trip.
Written November 25, 2019
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ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review! We're glad that you had fun. If you're ever back in the Philippines, we would love to share more experiences with you. Happy and safe travels!
Written February 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fie D
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Business
I had limited time yet wanted to experience 'authentic' Manila in a safe way. The guide was knowledgeable, welcoming and extremely helpful. The food was great, the sights and sounds awesome. This tour is a total experience; yet I felt safe throughout. I can't recommend highly enough, nor express my gratitude to the host for the knowledge he shared.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Many thanks for the review Fie! We're glad that you had fun. Sharing stories with you was such a treat as well. Safe travels and regards to your lovely family!
Written November 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

meganmsquared
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Nov 2019
Bring an open mind to this vibrant night-time street food tour! This is a great tour to learn about a country’s culture and how it has influenced the everyday staples of street-food. As a westerner, much of what we ate was out of my comfort zone. However, with some liquid courage in the form of local beers and the encouragement of our guide Jian, I tried all that was offered, and to my surprise, all of it tasted really good! This truly is a culinary adventure and I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone- you might surprise yourself!
Written November 14, 2019
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ExploreManilaTours
Megan! Thanks once again for a great review! We are so happy that you boldly went forth and dove right into tasting all the different street food. Remember, when in doubt, a bit of liquid courage might help, haha! Cheers and happy travels to you!
Written November 17, 2019
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SDSbaltimore
7 contributions
Sep 2019
Perfect tour--authentic street food experience but leisurely and tourist/traveler-friendly. A round of grilled meats (and misc. animal parts), a round of seafood options (highlight: fried drunken crabs), and then desserts (highlight: coconut-milk custard with caramelized brown sugar topping).

Jian, the owner/entrepreneur for Explore Manila Tours, is friendly, easy-going, and knowledgeable both about the foods in their Filipino cultural context and about the byways of international foodie-dom. He lets you enjoy the experience you are sharing without the cross-selling/upselling agenda too often characteristic of tours.

Not for vegetarians, as the tour advises, but meat lovers and pescatarians won't go home hungry or disappointed.
Written September 15, 2019
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ExploreManilaTours
Wow! Thank you for your extensive review! This will definitely help other travelers get an idea on what to expect. We are happy that you enjoyed our night out exploring Filipino Street Food. Safe and Swift Travels to you!
Written September 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Explore Manila Tours
laura18652020
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Amazing Tour
This tour was very informative and well put together with an amazing tour guide. I hope to be returning to Manila i
Nomad59999
Nomad59999
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Excellent overview of Philippine history & Intramuros
Jian was an excellent tour guide - super friendly, very engaging, and knowledgeable about Filipino history from the
jnward255
jnward255
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Wonderful Experience!
I had a great time during this tour. I felt like I was able to learn a lot about the history of Manila. Jian was an
dorothyg862
dorothyg862
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Fantastic tour
The tour was really informative and well balanced. I particularly enjoyed the way the guide was both knowledgeable
narainm2015
narainm2015
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Great Inside view of Binondo
Did the tour with Jian, who is super knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the hidden gems where
travelers521
travelers521
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Wonderful tour!
Really enjoyed the walk through Chinatown. The guide was knowledgeable and able to organize the group while keeping
saraeliset
saraeliset
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Delicious & Informative Tour!
Great tour! Really happy this company accommodates solo travelers, as I was in Manila for a short time and was a li
Ana Marie B
Ana Marie B
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Introduction to Philippine History
Jian was a very knowledgable guide. He was able to convey new things I did not know about the history of the Phili
Roam27848181696
Roam27848181696
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Totally awesome!
I absolutely loved the tour with Jian, he was so interesting and easy company. The tour was full of great sites, so
Samyoung8
Samyoung8
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Perfect way to find hidden gems in china town!
Great way to try really busy restaurants that have been in Chinatown for generations. The food was delicious and f
meganmsquared
meganmsquared
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Excellent food tour!
After booking the history tour and the street food tour with Jian, I decided to finish up my first trip to the Phil
meganmsquared
meganmsquared
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Excellent tour of Intramuros!
While visiting Manila on business, my plans changed and I booked a last minute tour with Jian. He was very accommod
Resort52653694492
Resort52653694492
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Fun Tour!
Our tour with Jian was really fun. He was very accommodating, as we were late due to traffic. He took us to lots of
Jkurshan
Jkurshan
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Great food and interesting insights
This tour is worth your time as the Chinatown in Manila can be overwhelming and hectic. Jian is an excellent tour g
Chloinkydink
Chloinkydink
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Food and History combined
This so far was the best food tour I've ever been to. The foods were delicious and the history of the place was so