Philippines’s cuisine had been influenced by various foreign recipes and styles throughout the years. This leads to many adaptation, reinvention and even creation of mouthwatering dishes that best fill any Filipino’s appetite.
I tackled about Filipino’s different Street Foods while I discussed many Filipino Desserts you could (and should!) try. But what about the main course and cuisines? What are the different Filipino dishes you should try before getting lured in some of our famous desserts?
The mouthwatering answers to these—is exactly what leads me to a joyful purpose of listing these top 10 Filipino Dishes that are too delicious, too homely—to ever miss.
Adobo Dish (Ah-do-bo)
It is the most popular, extraordinary Filipino dish in post-Spanish era until today. No wonder it reached global restaurants throughout the years, and still find its way to literally Filipino restaurant’s menu or karinderya (small eatery)
Adobo is created from mixed vinegar and soy sauce, blended with bits and pieces of Onion, Laurel leaf, Garlic, Pepper and the default meat ingredient. Adobo recipe can also be cooked with Chicken feet, (Adidas), Wings, Thighs, Neck—and even for beef, pork, seafood, and vegetables! They are easy to cook and can saucer-up your appetite at any time of the day, in any different occasions. They mostly serve during evening dinners but are also as good to eat in breakfast and noon snack.
It’s a delicious mixture of Tamarind Paste and Lime (Kalamansi in Tagalog), that stands next to Adobo’s popularity because of its unique recipe and serving presentation. It has a sour taste signature cooked with any chunky pork and shrimp—and can go as well with any fish. Like Adobo, it is also served at nights, during rainy dinners, or even on chilly morning breakfasts, as its fresh scented soup can literally wake you up.
Sisig Dish (Cee-sig)
A sizzling Filipino dish—no wonder it is called Sisig, in a way. This Sisig dish is cooked in tiny cut pork meats, and they are cooked through either grilling or frying, to complements its crispy taste with a smoky flavor. Like Adobo, they are sau·té into perfection with onion, garlic, and spices. Most Filipino Restaurants serves this sizzling dish at any time of the day, but mostly at nights for Pulutan (Liquor Snacks) and are served with a sunny side-up fried egg.
These are the good starters for Filipino in a normal morning breakfast—mostly the dish’s soup considered as breakfast winner, in terms of taste and added flavors. Bulalo’s are usually cooked with beef, mixed with the usual garlic-onion-salt and peppers. It’s a Filipino Dish boiled with corn cuts, cabbages, and carrots, that brings a unique taste every Filipinos always wants to have during dining hours.
Dinuguan at Puto
Remember Puto from the Filipino Desserts? This Dinuguan is the white-soft rice’s tasty partner! It gives a balanced sweet soft taste when dipped to the dish’s pungent taste.
Dinuguan is a Filipino Savory stew made from the pig’s blood and was mixed with pig’s pork belly, kidneys, intestines, ears, and even some part of a pig’s heart. It is usually served in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig’s blood with garlic, green chili, and vinegar. From its looks and taste, this Dinuguan is an unusual dish to serve for foreign visitors, though its unique recipe taste can pave a way for a fun dinner or two. We Filipinos do eat this at any time of the day, regardless of how easy to cook and serve one.
One last bite
The Philippines has many tasty dishes to offer, and this five tops my list. Come and give yourself a treat and indulge in these dishes’ delectable menu at one of your stay here in the country! food is one of greatest rendition of tradition and culture in the philippines
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