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Philippine Cuisine

Another good reason to visit the Philippines- our delicious cuisine:

The Philippines is a country formed of many islands, big and small. It is no wonder varied influences from surrounding countries reached the islands and seeped into the tradition; then all combined to form the rich Filipino culture. The earlier Philippine cuisine has originated from Malayo-Polynesian and it gradually evolved when other Asian cultural influences mixed in. The western culture was injected strongly when the Spaniards discovered the Philippines in the 15th century. Cooking styles and names for many Filipino dishes are mostly acquired from the Spanish and the Chinese, such as: lechon (whole roasted pig) and siomai (steamed dimsum). The Americans introduced the fastfood favorites in the country; like fried chicken, spaghetti, and hamburgers. The Japanese brought sushi and sashimi dishes; and the Koreans their kimchi. Other Asian cuisines like the Thai and the Vietnamese have also made an impact. Most Filipino restaurants serve Asian dishes cooked in Filipino style. Even the Middle East's pita sandwich called Shawarma has been adapted by Filipino food lovers. For more on Philippine cuisine, visit -

Chicken Adobo - Chicken Meat Cooked in Soy Sauce and Vinegar (Photo courtesy by dbgg1979 from

Sinigang na Hipon - Shrimp in Tamarind Broth (Photo courtesy by roland from

Nilagang Baka - Beef and Vegetables in Clear Broth (Photo courtesy by VirtualErn from

Sinigang na Baboy - Pork in Sour Broth (Photo courtesy by Potsky2009 from

Lumpia Shanghai - Fried Spring Roll (Photo courtesy by VirtualErn from

Crispy Pata - Fried Pork Leg (Photo courtesy by roland from

Pancit Bijon - Sauteed Rice Noodles (Photo courtesy by dbgg1979 from

Lechon Kawali - Fried Pork Belly (Photo courtesy by jasonlam from

Fish Tinola (Photo courtesy by georgeparrilla from

Chicken Tinola (Photo courtesy by melyjohnson from

Seafood Kinilaw - Fresh Tuna, Sea Scallops, Shrimps, Red Onions, and Tomatoes Marinated in Calamansi, Vinegar and Coconut Milk (Photo courtesy by arnold|inuyaki from

Beef Mechado (Photo courtesy by roland from

Daing na Bangus - Fried Milkfish (Photo courtesy by mackarus from

Chicharon Bulaklak - Fried Pork Innards (Photo courtesy by Puck777 from

Embutido - Filipino Meat Loaf (Photo courtesy by roland from

Chicken Cooked in Pandan Leaves (Photo courtesy by dbgg1979 from

Sisig - Roasted Pork Cut into Bits and Heavily Spiced (Photo courtesy by ~MVI~ from

So what are you waiting for? Get a taste of the Philippines!