World Street Food Congress 2016: 15 Hawker Stalls Worth Lining Up For! #WSFC16 (Updated!)

Related blog post: FOODIE GUIDE to the World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016) @Makansutra 


The renowned World Street Food Congress Jamboree invites the foodies to gastronomic soirée at Bonifacio Global City. With more than twenty participating international hawker stalls and more dishes we can possible eat in a day, Our Awesome Planet tried everything so you don’t have to!


Here’s a handy list to the vendors worth queuing for…

1. Hajjah Yetty | Stall No. 3 | Indonesia

Sate Maranggi (P280) Roasty sticks of grilled beef satay with rice and a tangy tomato, greens and chilli salad accompaniment.

Our favorite dish—the smokiness of the meat paired with the intense chilli, kaffir leaves, lime, and freshly crushed tomatoes is Indonesia on a plate. Make Hajjah Yetty your first stop!

2. Donald & Lily | Stall No. 18 | Malaysia

Mee Siam (P280) Thin rice noodles in a tangy, sweet and spicy sambal gravy broth, topped with seafood, eggs and fishcakes.

The broth and sambal reminded us of sweet Bagoong paste, which really complemented the seafood toppings.

3. ‘Mar’tabak KO’ta ‘BAR’at | Stall No. 5 | Indonesia

Murtabak Markobar (P400) A crispy and gummy soft Indonesia Chinese style pancake (Ming Chang Kueh), buried under a pile of 8 types of chocolates and sprinkles.

The Green Tea and Nutella Murtabak Markobar are insanely good! Other available toppings are strawberry white chocolate and Kit-Kat.


4. Alhambra Padang Satay | Stall No. 17 | Singapore

Satay Beehoon (P250) A bowl of soft slurpy riced noodle is blanched and bathed in rich Peanut satay sauce topped with seafood, greens, tofu and sticks of satay.

An Indian curry flare added to the Peanut sauce gives this dish a different dimension.


5. Ayam Taliwang Bersaudara | Stall No. 4 | Indonesia

Ayam Taliwang (P280) Lombok style char-grilled chicken marinated with the flaming spicy bird’s eye chilli served with a Plecing Salad and sticks of Satay.

The chicken is considered the spiciest in Indonesia. This dish is one of the more fulfilling experiences for chilliheads.

6. Jin Ji Teochew | Stall No. 20 | Singapore

Braised Duck Rice Set & Kway Chap (P300) A plate of pig offals, braised duck meat, stewed pork belly and soft pig skin, eaten with either broad rice sheets in herbal soy broth or yam rice.

Not only is this dish filling, but it’s one of the more delicious and adventurous street foods at the event.


7. Pepita’s Kitchen | Stall No. 10 | Philippines

Spicy Paella Lechon (P350) Lechon with spicy truffle Paella by the Lechon Diva.

Can we just reiterate that this is one of the best Lechon OAP has ever had? The Truffle rice is a beautiful addition to our beloved Lechon.

8. Keng Eng Kee | Stall No. 9 | Singapore

Triple Dip Seafood Platter (P420) Crispy fried soft shelled crabs, squid, and eggplants accompanied by 3 dips—chilli crab, black pepper and salted egg yolk dips.

The fried soft-shelled crab with the salted egg yolk dip is an absolute must!

9. 102 Private Kitchen | Stall No. 8 | China

Braised Zhu Hou Chicken (P200) Chicken braised in a Foshan Specialty Sauce—a combination of soybean, salt, sugar, sesame seed and light soy sauce.

The simplicity of this dish is exactly what made it so memorable and delicious.

10. Churros Locos | Stall No. 23 | USA

Churros Sundae (P200) Fried dough pastry (Churros) served with Vanilla Ice Cream and drizzed with chocolate, strawberry, caramel sauce and topped with nuts and sprinkles.

The Churros Sundae was our favorite cold treat at the Jamboree. You can’t go wrong with this sinfully sweet dessert!

11. Chey Sua | Stall No. 19 | Singapore

Chey Sua Carrot Cake (P200). Pan-fried steamed radish cake with eggs and preserved daikon (chai po).

This was almost love at first bite—the cake was not too eggy, it well-salted, and had a melt-in-your mouth texture.

12. Bali Ribs: Chef Yudi | Stall No. 6 |  Indonesia


Bali Ribs (P350). Balinese BBQ Ribs, also known as Iga Bakar, is done with sweet Kicap Mains, spices, and Sambal—served with shredded vegetables and pickled radish.

The meat was surprisingly juicy with a unique Balinese marinade that is not sweet. The pickled radish is quite strong, so eat sparingly with your ribs.

13. Nam Bo | Stall No. 2 | Vietnam

Sticky Rice Banana (P180) Soft and cured banana encased in sticky rice, wrapped in banana leaf and grilled over wood fire, sauced with coconut milk and roasted sesame seeds.

The flavors are familiar to the Filipino palate—the banana cake is delicious, delicate, and perfect for summer.

14. Thuloan Phan | Stall No. 1 | Vietnam

Banh Xeo & Banh Can (P320) Banh Xeo: Savory baked seafood rice flour pancake. Banh Can: Baked seafood cake with seafood and greens.

The Banh Can was an interesting, chewy texture and quite filling despite its small size. The sweet basil and sauces add a refreshing dimension to the food.

15. Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee | Stall No: 16 | Singapore

Har Cheong Kai Burger (P300). Fried bagoong (prawn paste) chicken patty drizzed with spicy tangy sauce and topped with salad, with taro fries at the side.

We thought the fried bagoong was a unique and interesting addition to chicken! The patty is cooked just right and the spicy sauce is mild.


Foodie Tips & Reminders

It’s best to arrive early to avoid long queues.


We encourage you to pay the exact amount at all times. If you cannot, make sure you bring loose change!


The event enforces a strict “Clean as You Go” policy. Please be respectful of others and dispose your garbage at the nearest bins around the area.


In spite of their smiles, the vendors and crew are exhausted. So always be patient and courteous!


You can enjoy your delicious street food with live performances from bands like Up Dharma Down.


With nearly 12,500 in attendance on the first day, we applaud the World Street Food Congress Jamboree for an event well done!



20th April 2016 (Wed) to 24th April 2016 (Sun)

Prices of Food:
From P200 onwards

Opening Hours:
Wed to Fri, 20- 22 April 2016: 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Sat, 23 April 2016: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sun, 24 April 2016: 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Federacion Drive corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Facebook: wsfcongress


Live an Awesome Life,



Disclosure: We wrote this article with our own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Due to the overcrowding at the event, remember to always be mindful of your belongings! 

P.P.S. Check out the Sili Ice Cream from Stall No. 10 of the Flavors of Philippines (Bicol) 

In spite of the name, the chilli’s spiciness was neutralized by the milk. Basically this is one way to enjoy chilli without the spice!

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