Point For Your Food at Turo-Turo Joints

Liz Grossman

If you want to place a food order at the roadside cafés and markets all over the Philippines, all you have to do is point. Turo means “point” in Tagalog, and turo-turo joints are small, cafeteria-style restaurants or cafés where customers order their food by pointing, or even just pursing their lips. These small cafés and restaurants offer a buffet-style spread of hearty and classic Filipino eats, like pancit,...