Street food has been a part of Filipino culture since time immemorial. You’re not Pinoy if you don’t happen to love fishball, kikiam, kwekwek, balut, tokneneng, singkamas, and isaw—and that’s just to name a few. Heck, even the good ol’ sorbetes which had the reputation of being ‘dirty’ is still everybody’s favorite, what with the heat of this summer.
Now, street food is literally everywhere in the Philippines, and more often than not, they taste quite the same. What sets them apart, however, are the street vendors themselves, whose stories and inspirations are varying. Take for example this street food cart right on Sobrecary St. in Davao City (although some sources say that the food cart is in General Santos City, a Google Map search does not place Sobrecary St. in Genral Santos City, but there are Sobrecary Streets in both the Poblacion District, Davao del Sur and Tagum City, Davao Del Norte).
Febie Libarios and her companion were making their way down the street when they spotted this street food vendor. Seeing that so many flock to the cart—even cars were stopping by just so they could take a bite!—the two gave it a try.
According to Febie, this street food cart doesn’t offer the usual ‘commercialized’ taste, rather, they put a twist by mixing in malunggay, which is known for its health benefits.
Here are selfies from Febie and her companion who both seemed to be enjoying themselves.
But that wasn’t all. What amazed Febie, as well as the rest of the netizens, was the name of the store: GB, which stands for God Bless. She wrote:
“And, as you can see in the picture,andyan si Jesus sa harap ng cart nya. they are acknowledging God above all. … Patok na patok ang business nila na kahit yung mga mayayaman na nakasasakyan eh humihinto sa daan para kumain lang. Once we acknowledge God in everything He gave us, He will really take care of you everyday.”
This is where Febie took the chance to encourage Davaoeños , as well as the visiting tourists, to support the ‘God-centered’ vendor couple.
What do you think of the GB (God Bless) street food cart? If you’re from Davao, have you tried their street food? Let us hear what you have to say in the comments section below!