Philippines

Ian Imperial A4

Native Dishes

  • Lechon - Stuffed pig roasted over a charcoal fire.
  • Kare-kare - A stew of meats and vegetables served in a peanut sauce
  • Adobo - A stew of chicken and pork in garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  • Halo-halo - A snack made from sweetened beans, milk, and fruits served in colorful layers with crushed ice
  • Balot - A fertilized duck egg with an embryo

Herbs & Spices

  • Bauang, or garlic is a common, popular spice used in making food. In the Philippines it is smaller in size and more expensive due to its pungency and quality.
  • Atsuete, or annotto, comes from seeds of an otherwise inedible, heart-shaped fruit, contributing to food coloring in fish, vegetable, and meat.
  • Onions are commonly used in with bauang to add flavor and aroma to various dishes
  • Sili is Philippine's native chili, and a popular addition to Filipino cuisine, especially to the popular Filipino dishes chicken tinola and pork sinigang.
  • Ginger is evidence of Asian influence, often used in stews and soups, providing flavor and aroma.