Pickled pork and tofu is a simple recipe of easy-to-prepare ingredients. But it is a flexible dish served as finger food, appetizer, or main dish even for elegant dinner tables. It is a pride of simple Philippine culinary art.
“Hot” foods in the Philippines conjure up imageries of Bicol’s hot and spicy cuisines. Foremost of this is the famous Bicol Express–so-called because you’re gonna finish platefuls of it real fast to have some more, pronto! That’s how finger licking good it is.
The Philippine version of beef steak—mixed with pineapple—is a unique rendition of the cuisine. It is enhanced with the subtle sweet-sour taste of canned pineapple and its succulent juice flavor to come up with a delicious native dish that tangs in the mouth.
Choice pork and fresh, crunchy, and super healthy vegetables in a steaming hot stew of lycopene-rich native tomatoes and onions. That’s the luscious native cuisine, Pinakbet. It’s been a popular dish since man began to savor good cooking.
One of the Philippines’ favorite foods is the lechon. The lechon is a roasted pig with crispy skin and juicy meat. The festivities in the Philippines are not complete without the lechon as the table’s centerpiece.
Native recipes on beef are best cooked with the right beef cut. A basic knowledge of what beef part is needed, and when to buy it from the wet market is crucial for a masterly preparation and cooking of a native cuisine with beef.
If the discriminating palates are craving for a taste that launches gourmets grabbing for ample portions, be sure of it, pork-chicken adobo is the native cuisine one’s after. The dry kind.
Chop Suey is a popular native recipe that is often mistaken to be a Chinese dish. But it is a purely Filipino native dish packed and spiced up with natural native ingredients to perk up the appetite. Even those not keen on eating vegetables will think twice once they sample this native recipe.
All delicious and nutritious “Almon Bigas” is an old Tagalog dish that combines the secret food preparations of the Chinese, Spaniards, and Tagalogs. This Tagalog cuisine is a complete dinner, with meat, soup, eggs, and rice noodles in a gourmet concoction.
Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating with bare hands. Kamayan is also a popular restaurant that highlights this traditional way of eating and let’s customers have a taste of what it’s like to eat like a Filipino.