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Egg Station Tokneneng : Street Food Goodness


Have you ever had Tokneneng, one of the famous street food here in the Philippines? Tokneneng is usually quail eggs (itlog ng pugo) coated with orange-colored batter, deep-fried to crispiness. Some may say it’s actually chicken eggs and they’re bigger, but the tokneneng I know and love are the small ones. I know how to cook tokneneng at home. It’s very simple, really. I mostly use sweet chili sauce with it, but I’m not that satisfied. The deep-fried eggs aren’t really flavorful since it’s just plain eggs, so the secret to good tokneneng is to enjoy it with rich, sweet and mildly spicy sauce.

  Egg Station at Victory Mall in Monumento - best tokneneng sauce I've ever had! - CertifiedFoodies.com
  Egg Station at Victory Mall in Monumento

My favorite store that sells tokneneng is Egg Station. We never fail to drop by their stall in Victory Mall in Monumento. I love, love, love their sauces. There’s even this one time that we took more sauce than we needed when we had tokneneng for takeout just so we can try to recreate it at home. *LoL*

  Egg Station sauces on the side - CertifiedFoodies.com
Different choices of Egg Station sauces on the side

We discovered Egg Station one time when we were checking out the mattress salesin Monumento. I like their setup – you order and they have small plastic bowls covered with plastic bags for your orders. They have containers of sauces on each side of their stall. They even have this small table where customers can sit their bowls and eat away.

  Egg Station Price list - tokneneng is itlog ng pugo, penoy, balut, etc. - CertifiedFoodies.com
Egg Station Price list

Their prices are the cheapest I’ve seen. You get 4 pieces of tokneneng for only Php 10.00. You can order 1 piece of balutthat’s also coated and deep-fried for the same price.

  Egg Station sells tokneneng, kikiam, one day old chicken, balut, penoy, squid balls, siomai, etc. - CertifiedFoodies.com
  Egg Station sells tokneneng, kikiam, one day old chicken, balut, penoy, squid balls, siomai, etc.

They also sell penoy, one-day old chicken (awww… poor li’l things *LOL*), kikiam, squid balls, chicken balls and siomai. They have available drinks, too, selling at Php 12.00 a cup. But, we usually just buy tokneneng from them with lots of sauce. Hehehe.

  Egg Station product display - CertifiedFoodies.com
Egg Station street food goodness

I’ll try to recreate their sauce here at home and I’ll share the recipe with you. Might come in handy when we finally open our own carinderiaor eatery here at home.

  Tokneneng from Egg Station - CertifiedFoodies.com
Tokneneng from Egg Station

Do you have your own recipe of tokneneng sauce you’d want me to try? Please share them with me at the comments section. If you posted it on your blog, leave the link and will post it here. Thanks!

      
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  • natasha

    how much po magfranchise

  • hac88
  • [email protected]

    i am a franchisee and i am interested to have egg station outlet. do you know where i can contact their office. thanks

  • Emire_luv1

    ur sauce talagang super yummy!!!can ask where to buy one day old kc gusto kung adobo ahahahha…pls..

  • Bernadette Aniceto

    hi! we also tasted yesterday tokneneng and balut. cheap price but yummy. do you know by change if egg station is for franchasing? please let me know.
    thank you so much.

    badette

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERAJWPUEUIWIJ33T3MTUVXZP2Q ria

    Hi :)I’ve been looking for a recipe for Tokneneng sauce and I came across your site.Have you finally created your version of the Tokneneng sauce? Or do you know of any cheap Tokneneng sauce mixture? I want to sell Tokneneng in our neighborhood, and I’m hoping to learn a good and tasty but affordable sauce mixture.I stumbled on a few articles on sauce ingredients, but they are not telling the readers the exact proportions. Like, how many tablespoons of vinegar to how many tablespoons of onions and soy sauce, etc.Hope you could help.Thank you.

  • http://u8mypinkcookies.blogspot.com U8mypinkcookies

    i dont eat kwek-kwek. i like the plain boiled quail eggs :) squid balls— yummm!!! try the one from Odd Balls. Love the sauce. I usually see their kiosk outside SM supermarkets.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      I’ve already tried Odd Balls’ tokneneng and their sauce. Egg Station’s sauce tastes a lot better!

  • http://www.justinebiance.com Justine

    Oh my this is so near our place. Do you live near Monumento too? We rarely check V. Mall because it’s full of pacute na guys and girls! Hahaha. U know what I mean. But it’s where I discover the Ice Scramble before it became a craze. Pinagcrave mo ako. Aaargh

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Hahahaha! We live in Malabon and we usually go to VMall to shop for inks, etc. I also discovered Ice Scramble there from Ice Breakers. You from Camanava area? You made me crave for ice scramble din. Reminded me I’ll be posting about it, too. :D

  • Jenn

    Sometimes I wonder, too, why fishballs sold in the streets tasted better than the ones I cooked at home.

    My Food Trip Friday post is up HERE.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      It’s really all about the sauce. Still trying to recreate the best fishball sauce I’ve had from a certain manong in Monumento. Hehehe. Thanks for visiting! :)

  • bonz

    hmm… favorite ko yan!

  • http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2010/09/open-personalized-gift-review-and.html Mel Cole

    Oh, I love kikiam sis! That’s my snacks during my college days. :)

    My Food Trip Friday here

  • Guest

    My favorite afternoon snack!!!

    Thanks for joining FoodTripFriday.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Same here! :) Thanks for dropping by! :)

  • Luna Miranda

    i’m sure this place smells like heaven!
    i haven’t tried tokneneng–fish balls, squid balls and siomai lang ako.:p

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Yes! Especially because there are a lot of food stalls around them. Hehehe. It really depends kasi sa sauce.

  • http://pictureclusters.blogspot.com/ maiylah

    i haven’t tried eating tokneneng yet…i wonder, will that go well with rice (including the sauce, of course)? hehehe…am just a rice person, that’s why. lol.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      yes, i think so ’cause i eat quail eggs with rice. i’m a rice person, too, sis! hehehe.