Filipino food

Try ‘cheesy squid balls’ from this Parañaque City shop

Steph Arnaldo
Try ‘cheesy squid balls’ from this Parañaque City shop
These chewy squid balls are filled with melted cheese

Care for a different spin on your favorite street food? Local business JO Street Food takes the classic squid ball up a notch with their signature cheesy squid balls – squid balls stuffed with melted cheese.

JO Street Food’s squid balls taste just like your average squid ball – chewy, savory, and squid-y – but with a surprise center of gooey cheese that pops into your mouth. Surprisingly, the cheese isn’t too salty, so nothing is too overpowering; it adds more of a welcome creamy texture to the chewiness of the squid ball.

The squid balls taste even better with JO’s homemade sweet chili sauce, made creamy and flavorful, with just the right amount of heat.

JO Street Food’s cheesy squid balls make for a fun merienda to enjoy at home – they come in frozen packs, so all you need to do is pop them into a pot of frying oil and fry them for just a few minutes to get that cheesy center nice and ooey gooey inside. Just beware of your first bite – the generous serving of cheese can be quite hot!

JO Street Food’s squid cheese balls cost P250 per 500g pack. Regular squid balls cost the same.

JO Street Food is located in Parañaque City (if you live nearby, you can order freshly-cooked squid balls). They can deliver within Metro Manila and for free, if you order at least 5 packs.

To order, you can message JO Street Food on Instagram. – Rappler.com

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.