10 BEST FILIPINO FOODS

When it comes to food, Filipino cuisine will never disappoint you. With the country’s influences coming from our rich history there’s no question why our foods are unique! We are always IN when it comes to food. We will never say NO if someone offered us something to eat. Every holiday, food is always on the table. We have varieties and wide selection of famous Filipino dishes and here are my favorites.


CHICKEN ADOBO

This is by far one of the famous dish in the country. Everyone loves chicken adobo. “Adobo” is the process of cooking the chicken. It means “marinade”. It’s a marinated chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, onion and pepper. Some people add potatoes, some don’t. After the you mix all the ingredients, you just cook in medium heat for 30 minutes and then it’s ready! Grab a bowl of rice and enjoy your meal!

LECHON MANOK

This is my favorite food of all time! There are so many ways to roast a chicken but in a Filipino way, it is being cook over a fire. It gives you that juicy, tender and well done chicken stuffed with lemongrass to make it smell good and tempting. It usually marinated for 3-5 hours before you cook it to enhance the taste of the meat.

SINIGANG

Sinigang is a stew of fish, prawns, pork or beef soured by fruits like tamarind or tomatoes. Personally aside from fish I don’t eat any kind of seafood and I don’t eat pork as well. So the only sinigang I’ve tasted was a milk fish (Bangus). This dish often accompanied with vegetables like kangkong and/or string beans this stew is eaten with rice. Yummy!

PINAKBET

This is a vegetable dish of okra, eggplant, bitter gourd, squash, tomatoes and bagoong (shrimp or fish paste) called Pinakbet is a favorite. And now, this healthy, cheap, and easy to cook dish has made its way around the country. It is cooked in most households and local restaurants.

BALUT

I salute all the people even foreigners who ate this food. Balut is a developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originated from and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines. Often served with beer.

TAHO 

Brown sugar syrup is stirred into warm soybean custard and topped with sago pearls.
Traditionally sold by vendors walking the streets calling out to those at home. Vendors usually sell this early in the morning.

BIKO 

Biko is a sweet rice cake from the Philippines. It is made of coconut milk, brown sugar, and glutinous rice. It is usually topped with latik. This food often serve during Holy week

HALO HALO 

This is a famous dessert in the Philippines specially during summer. It is made of crushed ice, evaporated milk,  ube, sweetened beans, coconut julienes, sago, gulaman, pinipig rice, boiled root crops in cubes, fruit slices, flan, and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

CHAMPORADO

Children loves this food. When rainy season comes, moms usually cook this delicious chocolate rice porridge. It’s made of boiled rice and cocoa mix together. Some people add powdered milk and some add dried fish to offset the sweetness.


AROZ CALDO 

If you ever get boring with your regular chicken soup, try this delicious and healthy recipe that is really good specially for sick people. This is a thick chicken rice porridge. Cooked with ginger and sometimes garnished with a hard-boiled egg, toasted garlic and green onions, this Filipino food is sold in street-side stalls
 

Have you tried any of these food? What’s your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! 

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