When In Colon: 5 Must-Try Street Food at the Night Market

When the weekend comes; the Colon Night Market follows!

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Night Market at Colon Street, Cebu City, opens up for business. You can discover everything from trendy fashion pieces to budget-friendly home essentials. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy delectable street food delights, such as the crowd-favorite “Tanghulu”. So, let’s jump into a treasure trove of mouth watering options you can find in Colon!

  1. Balut

As soon as you arrive, get ready to taste on one of Cebu’s local delicacies: BALUT / PENOY! Fertilized duck egg already sounds interesting enough, but when you pair it with a spritz of chili-filled vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt, you’re in for an extra tasty kick. For Php20.00 to Php25.00, you can already get a balut, but beware; you’ll probably want more than one! 

Photo from Flying Off-Course
  1. Tanghulu

From the local Balut, we’re now in for a Chinese treat: Tanghulu or skewered candied fruits. This street food snack skyrocketed to fame on TikTok, catching the attention of business owners who brought it to the Queen City of the South for Sugboanons to enjoy. Originally featuring strawberries, the Night Market now offers other fruit options including grapes and dragon fruit slices. For an even sweeter twist, you can dip the tanghulu in a chocolate fountain! Prices range from Php50.00 to Php100.00 depending on the stall and the type of fruit you’ll choose from. 

Photo from Tasting Table
  1. Corn Dog

Originating from the United States of America, corn dogs have become a hit snack for Sugboanons! Say ba-bye to the usual ham and cheese bread from local bakeries and say hello to the crispy goodness of corn dogs! Picture this: a juicy hotdog sausage hugged by crunchy cornmeal batter, with your choice of either diced potatoes or stringy mozzarella cheese. And the best part is that it won’t break your bank since its price only ranges from Php50.00 to Php120.00, perfect for anyone on a budget.

  1. Puto Bumbong

Christmas in March? Nah, that’s just the sweet aroma of puto-bumbong wafting through the air of Colon! Now you don’t have to wait for the Noche Buena or the holiday season to come because this delicious purple treat is at arm’s length at the Night Market for prices ranging from Php20.00 to Php100.00, depending on whether you’ll buy one or the entire box. So, go ahead and treat yourself for a piece of Christmas in this hot summer season now!

Photo from Kasher’s Kitchen
  1. Potato Skewers

Also known as potato kebabs, these versatile twisty snacks can be bought for a price of Php50.00. And the best part? They’re the ultimate wingmen, pairing perfectly with grilled meat or any hearty meal! But hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and enjoy them as a standalone snack! After all, who’s stopping you?

Whether it’s international or local delicacies, the Night Market has options for you. Just when you think you’ve tasted it all, there’s always something new and exciting that’ll grab your tastebuds. So, spill the beans – what’s your ultimate favorite from the list? Let’s dish about it!

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