The Philippines

Abby Plank/1B

Main Agricultural Products

  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Coconut
  • Sugarcane
  • Banana
  • Cassava
  • Pineapple
  • And various vegetables

Native Customs & Beliefs (food)

  • As mainly catholic nation, usually, families pray prior to every meal
  • To not eat chicken on New Year's day, only round fruits
  • They think it is bad luck if you dont turn your plate after eating

Holiday Celebrations & food served

  • Town Fiesta- lechon (roasted pig), pancit, menudo/mechado (pork, vegetables, tomato sauce), fried rice, grilled fish, steamed crabs, leche flan, biko (purple sticky rice ), fruit salad
  • Easter- chicken, dinuguan (pork), rice, fried fish, barbecue, rice
  • New Years- pancit, lechon, palabok (noodles with ground pork with vegetables)

Native Dishes

  • Lechon (a whole pig. roasted, some stuff it with onions, garlic, herbs)
  • Pancit (pork, chicken shredded, vegetables, bihon (noodles))
  • Lumpia (lumpia wrapper, ground pork, gground beef, vegetables)
  • Adobo (pork/chicken with soy sauce, garlic, onion, vinegar, etc.)
  • Halo-Halo (mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl. Milk, crushed ice, different fruits, red beans or white beans)

Common/Exotic things used in food preperation

Herbs and Spices used in everyday cooking