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And my blog is all about the top Filipino delicacies that foreigners should try.
Chicken adobo or pork adobo is one of the famous foods in the Philippines. Adobo means “marinade” in Spanish and this is just that: chicken (or pork) marinated in a mixture of soya sauce and vinegar. Other ingredients are added depending on whose recipe you want to follow. but commonly the ingredients of adobo are garlic, pepper soy sauce, vinegar and of course the chicken or pork.
Sinigang: Sour Meat Stew
Sinigang is also one of the famous filipino foods. and this is my favorite one. Sinigang or sour meats stew is a meat based sour stew or soup with lots of vegetables. The most popular souring agent is tamarind (sampalok). Pork (baboy) is the most common meat used but chicken, beef and fish are also popular. but you can also use the alternative souring agents like guava, tomatoes, or calamansi. Foreigners should try this because when they taste this I am sure that their faces will be sour like this food.
Kare-Kare: Oxtail stew
Kare-Kare or oxtail stew is one of the best filipino foods. Kare kare is an oxtail and ox tripes stew with lots of vegetables, flavoured with ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter, onions and garlic. It is served with shrimp sauce (‘bagoong’), sometimes spiced with chill and sprinkled with calamansi juice (Filipino lime).
Kare Kare is famous throughout the whole country. The alleged origin of its name is from the word ‘curry’ due to the influence of the Indian community in Metro Manila’s Cainta, Rizal area.
Paksiw na lechon: Suckling Pig Prizes
Paksiw na lechon is also one of the filipino foods that foreigners should try. Lechon means ‘suckling pig’ in Spanish and is literally a whole pig roasted over charcoal for many hours for special occasions. This is considered the national dish of the Philippines and the city of Cebu is considered one of the most famous places to eat it.
The leftovers of the lechon are stewed with vinegar and spices and become a delicious dish called paksiw na lechon. Paksiw literally means: to cook and simmer with vinegar. But you can also try other ingredients like fish.
Kinilaw: raw fish salad
Kinilaw is one of the filipnino foods also. Kinilaw is similar to the famous Peruvian dish called civeche. It is a raw fish salad served in an acidic juice, usually kalamansi (Filipino lime) and vinegar, which “cooks” the meat. Kinilaw comes from the word, “kilaw” which means, ‘eaten fresh’. Other ingredients usually include garlic, ginger, onion, pepper and chilli. Here in the Philippines the traditional kilawin delicacy is one of the main dish while drinking beers.
Bicol Express (Bikol: Sinilihan) is a popular filipino dish which was popularized in the district of Malate Manila but made in traditional Bicolano style. It is a stew made from long chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion, pork, and garlic. It is said to have been inspired by the fiery Bicolano dish gulay na may lada, which is nowadays presented as one of the many variants of Bicol Express. Bicol Express was named after the passenger train service from Manila to the Bicol region,a region in the Philippines famous for its spicy cuisine. Bicol Express is a spicy food made of pork, chillies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion and garlic. It is easy and quick to make. Bicolanos love to eat and cook, they often use coconut milk for their dishes, a famous product in the region.
Balut: Duck embryo street food snack.
Balut is one of the famous Filipino delicacies and probably the strangiest that foreigners should try. Balut is a developing duck embryo boiled and eaten as a snack in the shell and with a splash of vinegar. It is just strange food but I dare you it is very delicious.
Halo-Halo is one of the popular desert. It is commonly eat when summer season. Halo-halo is the mixtures of shaved ice, and evaporated milk and which added to various ingredients like coconut, sago and gulaman, bananas, nata, grabanzos, sweet beans, and other tubers and fruits. And in the top of halo-halo there is ice cream, leche flan, or Ube halaya. One of the famous delicious halo halo are in Ugbo Tondo Manila.
Puto bumbong and bibingka:
Puto bumbong and bibingka is one of the famous filipino delicacies in the Philippines. When december came and in christmas days this is the popular foods of the filipinos and usually sold outside of the church duing the traditional simbang gabi. Puto bumbong is a type of Filipino purple rice cake which is prepared by steaming ground purple rice mixture inside a bamboo tube. The tube is referred to as “bumbong ng kawayan” in Filipino. This might have been the reason why this was named as such.and the commonly partner of this is bibingka which is also a type of rice cake native to the Philippines. This is traditionally made from galapong (milled glutinous rice), coconut milk, margarine, and sugar.
Suman is one of the famous rice cake originating in the Philippines. It is made from glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk, often wrapped in banana leaves or buli or buri palm (Corypha) leaves for steaming. It is usually eaten sprinkled with sugar or laden with latik. Suman is also known as budbod in the Visayan languages that dominate the central half of the country. A widespread variant of suman uses cassava instead of glutinous rice. It is commonly dip with sugar so that it will be more delicious.
Sisig is a famous Filipino dish made from parts of pig head and liver, usually seasoned with calamansi and chili pepper. Sisig was first mentioned in a Kapampangan dictionary in the 17th Century meaning “to snack on something sour” and “salad”. It usually refers to fruits, often unripe or half-ripe, sometimes dipped in salt and vinegar. It also refers to a method of preparing fish and meat, especially pork, which is marinated in a sour liquid such as lemon juice or vinegar, then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices. This also the traditional delicacy when drinking beers.
Those are the top Filipino delicacy that foreigners should try. I created this blog not just for my project puposes but I created this so that the foreigners will have a list of famous Filipino foods if they go here in our country.
So that should be all! Thank you for reading my blog guys! Hope you enjoy this!