Get Your Cravings Fixed With These Salted Egg Dishes In Manila
Remember when flavors like matcha and ube took the world by storm? The same trend is happening right now with the Filipino staple itlog na maalat or salted egg. Whether it’s seasoned on chips, fried chicken, or even ice cream (what?!), everyone needs to get their hands on these fascinating salted egg dishes in Manila. We promise you, they’re insanely delicious, and you’ll finish the entire plate in one seating!
1Addicting Salted Egg Potato Chips – The Blue Kitchen
True to their word, these salted egg potato chips (PHP 250) are so enticing that you need to finish the entire bag. The fact that they are made of preservative-free and the freshest ingredients around makes you want to buy more to indulge in your guiltless snacking habits. Plan on sharing? Stock up to avoid those bitin moments.
2Salted Egg Lava Toast – Café Shibuya
Another new creation by Café Shibuya involves a honey-slathered toast that holds rich and creamy salted egg lava. If you are a big fan of the sweet-salty combination, include this on your must-try list. It’s an unusual twist to the ordinary toast and a perfect meal that’s not too heavy. Anyone who loves salted egg dishes in Manila will be a fan.
3The Salted Egg Collection – Wee Nam Kee
It was the Chinese who brought the legendary itlog na maalat to the Filipino cuisine. Like pancit and soy sauce, salted egg is deeply embedded in our culture. Wee Nam Kee’s Singaporean-Chinese cuisine has brought a lot of culinary delights to the table like dishes permeated with salted egg. They have a number of salted egg dishes in Manila that must be tried!
When you’re craving for some fried chicken, order their bestseller Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken (PHP 330) or Salted Egg Chinese Style Fried Chicken Rice (PHP 275), and you won’t be disappointed. There is something irresistible about the sweet and salty combination coming from the chicken wrapped in velvety salted egg sauce with a dash of ginger.
Another best seller on the menu is Salted Egg Yolk Squid (PHP 350) that is cooked just right and sitting in a pool of salted egg gloriousness. Giant-sized Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (PHP 450/4pcs) are a must-try. Otherwise, you might spend your life regretting it. Don’t let the red chilis sitting on top frighten you. It’s a bit spicy but tolerable. Wee Name Kee’s Salted Egg Pork Ribs (PHP 295) are heavily breaded with the rich yolk sauce and perfectly go with rice.
4Salted Egg Lava Chicken Sandwich – Birdhouse
Who can resist crispy fried chicken? One bite of this sandwich (PHP 250 for à la carte, PHP 290 with one side included), and you can feel the creamy salt egg-based sauce coming from the chicken patty explode in your mouth. It is one of the most delectable salted egg dishes in Manila!
This combination mixed with crispy breaded chicken skin and squid ink-fused buns is a gastronomical delight. Just be careful because it can get a little messy eating this one with the orange sauce dripping from its core. Pair it up with any yummy side dish (Coleslaw, Garlic Fries, Elote Corn, Dirty Rice or Mac and Cheese).
5Salted Egg Pasta – Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Pasta lovers won’t be let down with this creation. This salted egg pasta (PHP 210) appears to be an ordinary plate of fettuccine. Lo and behold! Your taste buds surprisingly discover a hint of salted egg amidst the swirls of bacon, cream, Parmigiano and Reggiano cheese. It’s devilishly creamy without being over the top. You just have to find a way to devour your plate until it’s licked clean.
Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
K2 Building Katipunan Quezon City
Serendra, BGC, Taguig
3/F The Podium, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
6Salted Egg Fried Chicken – Wangfu Chinese Bistro
The Chinese love their salted egg flavoring, and so do the Filipinos. The owner’s personal favorite dish is none other than the Salted Egg Fried Chicken (PHP 288) and is also Wangfu Chinese Bistro’s specialty. Nothing goes wrong with chicken heavily coated with salted egg breading then deep-fried. If you’re on your own, you might like to order the Salted Egg Fried Chicken Set (PHP 228) that comes with unlimited rice, soup, and iced tea. It is one of the few salted egg dishes in Manila that you can enjoy by yourself. More rice, please!
7Salty Eggsperience – The Shrimp Bucket
The star of the show isn’t really about the pound of shrimps (PHP 560), but the rich buttery salted egg sauce that they’re swimming in. It’s so good that you’ll be tempted to order another cup of steamed rice just to give you an excuse to enjoy the yummy sauce. It’s a relief to find that there is a generous serving of the sauce slathered on shrimp. Don’t be shy about using your hands! The messier, the better!
8Salted Egg Caramel Ice Cream – Karabella
Dessert, anyone? If you’re sick of the usual flavors, try Karabella’s Salted Egg Caramel ice cream flavor for a change. Karabella sources only local and natural ingredients that include fresh carabao’s milk, which has a richer and creamier taste to it than regular cow’s milk. Even the salted eggs are sourced from a Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm.
Grab a cup (PHP 80/Single, PHP 140/Double) and enjoy its signature carabao head-shaped cookie. Hurry! Their Rockwell pop-up store is only until November 16.
Retail Lab, G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
It’s so astounding to note how many dishes can actually be upgraded with this humble ingredient! Go on and have your fix of salted egg dishes in Manila. Did we miss any of your faves? Send us a comment or tag us on Instagram @philihappy!