Philippine Street Food Every ‘Fear Factor’-Loving Traveler Should Try

Would you dare to try these?

Where to try it: Pampanga

Betute or “Stuffed Frog” is an exotic specialty of Pampanga of deep-fried rice field frogs filled with minced pork. “Tugak” literally means frog while “Betute” is derived from Butete, which refers to a “Tadpole”. The dish preserves the shape of a bloated or fat frog with the stuffing and other herbs and spices. The taste of frog meat is very similar to chicken and this dish is actually pretty good if you don’t think about its origins too much.


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Kara Santos

Kara Santos

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.