Top 5 MUST Try Filipino Foods
1) Adobo Adobo is Spanish for sauce, seasoning, or marinade. The Philippines was colonized by Spaniards for over 300 years, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of our dishes have Spanish or some international feel to it.
Adobo is considered the national dish of the Philippines. This dish consists of chunks of chicken or pork or both cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, lots of garlic and whole peppercorns.
2) Lechon Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. The word lechón originated from the Spanish term leche (milk); thus lechón refers to a suckling pig that is roasted. Lechón is a popular cuisine in the Philippines, usually served during fiestas.
3) Kare Kare Kare-kare is a Philippine stew. It is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe. Meat variants may include goat meat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili, and sprinkled with calamansi juice. It is a comfort food for Filipinos, and is a perennial family favorite in both local and overseas Filipino households. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!
4) Sinigang Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated with tamarind. Meat varies from fish, pork, shrimp and beef.
5) Kaldereta Kaldereta is a dish popular in the Philippines, especially in Luzon. Its common ingredients are cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!