Jammed in the middle of a red light district with bars lining the neon streets for block after block, lies one of my favorite places on the planet. This is where I go when I have an urge that finds no relief elsewhere. The ambiance of this place is thick and brimming with culture. The air is alive with an electric aroma that gives you goosebumps. The electric aroma of tacos.
Approaching the street front restaurant, the crowd sitting outside is the first thing I noticed. This is because they are the most diverse group of people I have seen gathered in one place here in Manila. There are literally people from every walk of life represented here. From European backpackers to a group of Japanese businessmen, the customers are united by one love. Tacos.
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All over the world, food differs from country to country and city to city. Street food is a prime example of this, especially here in Manila. It can be hard to find the tasty cultural favourites of the United States here, but there are tons of good replacements to keep my hunger at bay. There has been a craving I haven’t been able to satiate lately, however. I have been craving a Ghetto Dog, one of the tastiest guilty pleasures of L.A. This is basically street food at its finest; combining a bacon wrapped hotdog with grilled jalapeño peppers, grilled onions and cilantro. This contraption is then messily topped with tons of ketchup, mayo, mustard and if you’re lucky, sriracha. If you like hotdogs, then try this out for sure. Just be careful or you may need to change your shirt afterwards.
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