12 Delicious Filipino Foods You Absolutely Need to Try: Part 1

Delicious Filipino Foods

Filipinos love food—and why wouldn’t they, their cuisines are delicious. You have to know that there are more delicious Filipino foods out there than what you only see on cooking shows or what Wikipedia has listed down. So bring your biggest appetite at the party, you’re going to love these real-Pinoy treats.

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Satisfy Your Taste Buds with These Delicious Filipino Foods

If you’re looking for more tasty treats, here’s a list of some of the most delicious Filipino foods you definitely have to eat in this lifetime.

1. Lumpia

Lumpia

What it is: Filipino–style spring rolls
Why it’s awesome: it varies from family to family, it could have vegetables, pork, beef, chicken in it, but one thing remains the same—you will eat them by the dozen. Yes, they are that delicious.

2. Sinigang

Sinigang

What it is: hot and sour soup
Why it’s awesome: tamarind paste and calamansi (or Philippine lime) juice give this broth its signature sour flavor. This version calls for salty chunks of pork and a splash of creamy coconut milk to round out things out, but if you want this with fish or seafood, go ahead, it will taste just as heavenly.

3. Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada

What it is: chicken stew
Why it’s awesome: being under Spanish rule for over 300 years, European influence is reflected throughout Filipino cuisine, and this hearty tomato-based stew with chicken, peppers, and onions is just one. Its delicious and filling, and tip, it’s very easy to make.

4. Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake

What it is: creamy dessert made from cassava root and coconut milk
Why it’s awesome: it’s sweet but not too sweet. It has interesting texture too. The top is broiled until it’s almost crunchy, but the cake is creamy, almost like pie. It can also be made gluten-free.

5. Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok

What it is: noodles
Why it’s awesome: this versatile, catch-all dish centers around a simple, savory mix of meat, veggies, and noodles. Oh, and it also has chicharon bits, a Filipino deep-fried pork snack. You can read the pancit palabok recipe here.

6. Ube Ice Cream

Ube Ice Cream

What it is: exactly what it sounds like: ice cream made from purple yam
Why it’s awesome: glorious, rich purple ice cream.—’nuff said

Read here the second part of our 12 delicious Filipino foods article.

 

 

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