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9 Filipino dishes land on TasteAtlas' '100 Best Street Foods in Southeast Asia' list |

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9 Filipino dishes land on TasteAtlas' '100 Best Street Foods in Southeast Asia' list

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9 Filipino dishes land on TasteAtlas' '100 Best Street Foods in Southeast Asia' list
Clockwise: Isaw, Taho, Espasol, Lumpiang Shanghai
The STAR / file; / Dolly Dy-Zulueta

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino dishes made up nearly a 10th of the "100 Best Street Foods in Southeast Asia" list by online food database TasteAtlas.

A total of nine street food from the Philippines made the list: Lumpiang Shanghai, Bibingka, Kwek kwek, Maruya, Taho, Pancit Bihon, Isaw, Proben, and Espasol.

Lumpiang Shanghai and Bibingka ranked the highest at No. 21 and 29 respectively, while Kwek kwek and Maruya followed next at No. 58 and 60.

Taho and Pancit Bihon figured closely at No. 74 and 78, as did Isaw, Proben, and Espasol at No. 86, 88, and 92.

Topping the entire list was Siomay from Indonesia, their version of the Filipino Siomai which also has origins from China.

Related: Filipino cuisine 33rd best in the world — Taste Atlas

Completing the Top 5 were Malaysia's Roti Canai and three more Indonesian dishes — Pempek,  Batagor, and Sate Madura.

The list updated as of March 15 are based on ratings of the TasteAtlas audience as are all TasteAtlas food rankings, this one recognizing 5,443 legitimate ratings from a recorded 7,862 by "ignoring bot, nationalist or local patriotic ratings."

Last year Taho, Maruya, and Laguna's Espasol figured on TasteAtlas' "Best Street Food Sweets" list, while Bibingka remained one of the best-rated cakes in the world.

TasteAtlas even ranked Filipino cuisine as the 33rd best in the world with Sinigang as the 97th best dish in the world. But it also called Filipino sweet spaghetti and balut as the world's worst-rated dishes.

The online food database does note that its rankings shouldn't be seen as the "final global conclusion about food" but to "promote excellent local foods, instill pride in traditional dishes, and arouse curiosity about untried dishes."

RELATED: No love for the sweet spaghetti: Filipino spag, balut among 'world's worst rated dishes'

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