Like a Local: 10 of the most unique foods of the Philippines

by Paul Stafford  |  Published August 20, 2018

9. Isaw

Isaw chicken intestines on a skewer (Photo: RodelBontes via Flickr)

Chicken intestine comes in two styles in the Philippines, which is great because you struggle to find chicken intestine in even one style pretty much anywhere else. Have your chicken intestine fried or grilled and served on a kabab stick. This is generally available from street food stalls. Not surprisingly the fried version is covered in batter and chewy on the inside, not unlike calamari in texture.

The grilled version is cooked adobo style and is much chewier than its fried brother. Most people would agree that the taste is far better than the expectation, and is similar to any kind of grilled chicken.