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Filipino Street Food – a video discussion


Jeff Harvie and daughter Remy Harvie discuss Filipino Street Food.  The Philippines is well known for its street food. The unusual little snacks that Filipinos enjoy so much, and are available everywhere. Street vendors are in the market places and on street corners, and sometimes outside their homes. Sometimes vendors walk through the streets with pushcarts, buckets etc, or have modified bicycles. Sometimes they have homemade barbecues or assorted cooking pots.  


Filipino Street Food, including balut, isaw, dinuguan, soup number 5, adidas, betamax, helmet and more



My daughter Remy was born in Iriga City in Camarines Sur (Bicol region), and moved to Australia with us when she was 9 years old. She spent 4 years in Australia, where she acquired an Australian accent and Australian ways. When we returned to live in Philippines full time as a family, Remy settled back into life here but with a different viewpoint on life than she would have had she not had her time in Australia.


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Today we discussed Filipino street food. Balut, isaw, dinuguan, betamax, adidas, helmet, kwek kwek, bananacue (banana-Q) and more. Interesting and entertaining, with a fair injection of humour. We hope you enjoy, and we hope it helps you to understand the culture of the Philippines. For those in Australian Filipina relationships, you will find that the more you understand the country and its nuances then the better you will understand your Filipina sweetheart whom you will spend the rest of your life with. Enjoy the video below!  




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Jeff Harvie is a Registered Migration Agent from Australia, but resident in Philippines since 2010 with his Filipina wife Mila and large extended family. Experienced with the Philippines culture, cross-cultural relationships and bureaucracy as well as Australian visas and Australian Migration Law, he writes with authority and fortunately with enough informality and humour that the average Aussie gets it!


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  1. abdul qawiy

    balut looks scaryy heheh, i would looove to try bananacue looks very yummy

  2. Mae Ann

    Hi Jeff,

    I am currently on an 820 visa (2017-2019), lodged 801, and awaiting. Ever since last year, my relationship with my partner has broken down. We didn’t inform immigration because we thought we could work things out but it failed.

    Since then, I am with a new partner, and just started our relationship last year (2019). I would just like to ask if it’s possible for me to withdraw my application with the current partner visa, and apply for a new 820 visa with my now current partner. We are getting married next month.

    • Jeff Harvie

      By law you MUST tell the Department that your relationship has broken down. There is no legal way around this. As for the next step, this is not a place for me to advise you sorry.


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