Filipino food is all about savory delicacies that can go well with rice. They love rice as much as any Asian does. So, when you are here, you will not fail but notice the extravagant ways the locals use to ignite the rich flavors of their vegetables and the local meat dishes. The originated culmination of flavorful cuisines is the result of Asian culture mixed with the sea waters that touch the coast of the Philippines. Following are some of the Filipino dishes that you must try in this country and they are sure to blow your mind.
Best dishes you must try in the Philippines:
Starting simple, this delicate serve is of a clear broth prepared out of beef shanks that contain bone marrow rich in nutrients. If you have come to know the Philippines from its core, this dish will make you understand the wonderful aspects of Filipino cooking tradition. It comes topped with boiled leafy vegetables, leeks, potatoes, and corn and is flavored with ginger and garlic.
This is something that would take care of you on days you are not feeling your best.
Juicy pieces of meat are eaten along with rice to create a universally affable food combination. Adobo is one such combo that makes everyone lurking!
The chicken is glazed in the sauce of its marinade that softened it first. It is flavored exuberantly in garlic, green chilies, brown sugar, bay leaves, soy, and vinegar. Your bowl of rice will come covered darkly in the sauce with the pieces of chicken calling your name! With every bite, you are reminded of a nostalgic eating experience that beats the right drums.
You can expect the following on your Filipino plate:
• Fire of pork and chicken
• Desire of the eggs
• Loads of garlicy aroma
• Rice, because why not?
The wonderful synthesis is much appreciated locally as people get to eat 3 things in one go, without much complexity! Packed with proteins and the love of rice, there is the perfect of spice to make a wholesome meal for you and your family.
4. Ilocos Empanada
Ilocos Empanadas are a favored delight of many tourists, they are crunchy rice pockets that come filled with stuffed vegetables and minced (flavored) meat. They are great to travel companions and could be eaten after a tiring trip, or mid-flight, this can also help relieve your hungover food cravings with some spice and flakiness on the outside.
The true reflection of Filipino love for rice!
The whole pork is slow-cooked over the fire for hours and smoked with flavorings that are put blindly into the burning charcoal. The pork is stuffed with vegetables and spices and is lusciously coated with sauces as long as it cooks over the fire to give it the bright red-orange color that you see. The result? Beautifully crunchy pork skin with juiciness on the inside. This is served in slices alongside dipping sauce and veggies if you would like.
Lechon is known locally to go as wild, sometimes even sacrificing a crocodile for a feisty Lechon serve!
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Now that you have some idea of Filipino food fetish, you can expect what you will get when you are in the country. The basic idea is to flavor and to go simple with the choice of grains. Hence focussing more on the savory side of the plate that is balanced by the grains. You will enjoy your stay in the Philippines if you make sure to have a bite from each one of these dishes so don’t wait, pack your bags and keep your bucket list handy!