Modern Philippine dishes are delicious, to say the least. Spices are a key factor to their super appetizing qualities. Some spices can stand by themselves; some are recipe mixes.
The Philippines has a history of social interactions with many different cultures through the centuries. This interaction has a distinct influence on Philippine cuisine. It results to a wide variety of delightful experiences to one’s palette.
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.
Another “paksiw” variation is trout paksiw which has been a favorite Philippine cuisine in the country. It has several varieties that exploit the subtle qualities of the native fresh water fish mixed in a sweet-sour stew of mixed vegetables.
Philippine native Tagalog dish “Bachoy” is a secret a few select families keep, and fewer restaurants know of. It is a unique native cuisine that capitalizes on striking flavors that is rich, meaty, spicy, and naturally sweet.
An all-time trusted and favorite native cuisine is Philippine milkfish “sinigang.” It’s easy to cook and easily delights even the most discriminating palate. This native dish is perpetual thumbs up in Filipino dinner tables.
The Lechon is the star of the festivities in the Philippines. One of the renowned restaurants in the Philippines is Lydia’s Lechon. Here is a look at its beginnings and its eventual success.
One of the secrets in cooking Philippine native dishes using pork is to know what appropriate pork part must go with a certain native cuisine being cooked. Some pork cuts are mostly for main ingredients while others for supplementary ingredients. With such basic knowledge, native pork dishes are better prepared and cooked according to how the masters do them.
The basics of Philippine cooking and its cooking styles are pretty easy. The ingredients of the popular dishes of the Philippines can be found at your nearby oriental store. Grab your wok and let’s start cooking!
“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.