What to eat when travelling around the Philippines?
A vegetable dish called Pinakbe
In the northern of the Philippines, Ilocos, you will find a vegetable dish called Pinakbet. It is a stew of eggplant, string beans, bitter gourd, okra and tomato. Pinakbet has gained popularity all over the country. With a simple cooking process, cheap price and healthy food, Pinakbet is served at home and at many local restaurants.
The soup originally came from China
Mami Noodles is also a prominent feature in the culinary culture of this island. The Noodle soup originally came from China but became very popular in the Philippines. Noodles are made from the finest flour, combined with broth and meat. Using the bones gives the food more flavors. You can try this dish at any Filippino restaurants.
The pork skin is seasoned and deep fried
Tsitsaron is a popular snack that Spanish called Chicharrón. The skin of the pork is cut into slices and after it will be seasoned and deep fried. These crispy salted pork rinds are eaten with vinegar and sliced chilies or pickled green papaya. You'll find Tsitsaron being sold all over the streets of Manila, as well as served in restaurants and homes as a finger food.
The morning light dishes of Filipinos
This is one of those lovely light dishes of Filipinos in the morning. On the busy streets full of people and traffic, there is Taho seller's voice.
Also simple make from tofu but Taho "score" with combination of custard with cup caramel, vanilla and sago pearls. If you have the opportunity to travel to the Philippines, do not forget to Jorge Bocobo streets to enjoy the unforgettable taste of Taho.
Chicken intestines are grilled on hot charcoal
Grilled chicken Isaw is a street food from the Philippines and has variety of styles. It is made from chicken intestines, which are grilled on hot charcoal. Each chicken piece like legs, neck, wings, and head are cleaned multiple times and occasionally even boiled for the sake of hygiene, before being grilled as skewers. The crunchy aroma will make your mouth water. Isaw is best eaten right off the grill with a vinegar and chili dipping sauce.
Grilled Banana with pork
A deep-fried banana with pork
A unique barbecue style "home-grown" in Manila is deep-fried banana with pork. It sounds strange, right? The cube sliced fresh pork will be put in skewers and grilled on hot charcoal. After that, bananas will be placed on the barbecue skewers. This simple yet popular street food is then coated in caramelized brown sugar. Do not be surprised, just try to the Padre Faura street in Manila, you will understand why this food is listed on “The culinary experience not to be missed “in the Philippines.
A very popular dish in every Filipino family
List of Philippine food cannot be completed without Adobo. This is a very popular dish, appearing in every Filipino family. This dish originates from Mexico, but Adobo is cook differently in the Philippines. Filipinos cook with pork or chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, paprika and some other spices.
A very healthy congee
Arroz caldo is congee soup with sliced chicken pieces, combined with ginger. Some people also add boiled egg, roasted garlic and scallions. You may find this dish on the sidewalk shop in the Philippines.
A special local dish is made from insects
The dish is cooked from mole crickets that are found in rice fields. They are marinated in adobo flavors, stir fried and very crispy. Kapampangans are the best chefs at cooking Kamaro in the Philippines.
The special dish of the Philippines is tuna
The special dish of the Philippines is tuna, a common dish in every family and restaurants. Most of the tourists also choose Tuna when they travel to the Philippines. Fresh tuna is picked up, cleaned and sliced into small pieces. Then you should eat with mustard. Or you can also place the seasoned tuna on a charcoal and grill. The dish is served with vegetables like lettuce or some herbs. Another part of the tuna fish is cooked as a soup.