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.
Typical Filipino Dishes
Try these recipes from the Philippines.
(Filipino chicken in vinegar sauce)
(Filipino oxtail and vegetable stew)
(Filipino stir-fried rice noodles with meat and vegetables)
(Filipino shrimp and sweet potato fritters)
(Filipino ginger chicken soup with papaya)
(Spanish meat and chickpea stew)
(Filipino chicken and vegetables in tomato sauce)
(Filipino sweet coconut and rice flour cake)
(Filipino meat-filled eggrolls)
(Filipino vinegar-marinated fish; see Ceviche variations)
(Filipino sour pork and vegetable stew)