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Philippines: Recipes and Cuisine

Colorful taxi in Manila, Philippines

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Filipino cuisine is an amazing amalgam of native, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian and Spanish cooking. Popular dishes are adobo, pancit, lumpia, sinigang and halo-halo. Filipinos love bold flavors and rich dishes. Abundant use of patis, or fish sauce, soy sauce and sugarcane vinegar give food a bold punch. Rice is a staple. Chicken and pork are favorite meats.


Filipino Recipes

Try these recipes from the Philippines.

Pancit Bihon

(Filipino stir-fried rice noodles with meat and vegetables)


(Spanish meat and chickpea stew)


(Filipino shrimp and sweet potato fritters)