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Filipino cuisine

Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas. Popular dishes include: lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a tomato sauce with vegetables), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deep-fried pig’s leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls).

Banana Ketchup

Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup is sweeter than tomato sauce and is similar in taste to the Indonesian Kecap manis and the Thai sweet chilli sauce. In Filipino…

Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada

This Chicken Afritada is unmistakably a Filipino dish. It has a savoury tomato base sauce and cooked with vegetables such as capsicum (bell pepper), potatoes…

Sinigang na Isda - Filipino Fish Sour Soup

Filipino Cuisine

More than seven thousand islands, with multiple cultures and scattered geographies, make up the Philippines. Simple, tropical cuisine is the backdrop for a series of…