This Christmas season, there is nothing I crave more than puto bungbong (a kind of traditional Filipino Christmas food) and there is plenty to go at the Balanga City Christmas Bazaar, plus a whole lot more street food that will definitely make your waistline cringe but your mouth will be happy.
Normally, I refuse to get stuck in crowds, and the Balanga City Night Market sure attracts a big one, but it can’t be helped. I crave for puto bungbong and there are tons in this Christmas Bazaar so despite the sea of people and the unforgiving smoke from all the grilling, I’m willing to suffer gladly. BTW, I don’t have a photo of the puto bungbong stall since it’s always packed and there is no way I can get a clear shot!
So shall I give you a tour? Just the street food section alright, since I don’t walk that much for it tires me. I just stay where all the food is, eat my fill, and done! But you know what, I lost 8 lbs already since I returned from Thailand. It can go both ways. Actually, the Blanaga City Night Market reminds me a little of Chiang Mai Walking Street in Chiang Mai City, north of Thailand. Of course, Chiang Mai Walking Street is more grand but the concept is pretty much the same: shops and street food along a stretch of road. NVM, maybe I should just proceed with the Thailand series next week.
I remember, there is this show I watch on Nat Geo Adventure, Market Values. This guy travels around the globe, visiting markets for he believes the market is the place to be to get to know a foreign place. I agree. This is another thing I liked about Thailand too, the time we went around the market. It’s always fun to see these new things around and snoop around looking like a moron. 😆
Enjoy the street food photos from the Balanga City, Bataan Christmas Bazaar and Night Market everyone and have a nice weekend. 🙂