Chilled drinks and shakes
Due to the tropical climate, chilled drinks are popular. Stands selling cold fruit drinks and fruit shakes are common. Tropical fruit drinks one encounters include those based on dalandan (green mandarin), suha (pomelo), pinya (pineapple), banana, and guyabano.
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The Philippines is a predominantly coffee drinking country. Coffee from the cool mountains of Batangas is known as kapeng barako. Another known coffee is the civet coffee. It is called kape motit in the Cordilleras, kape alamid in Tagalog region and kape musang in Mindanao.
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There are a wide variety of alcoholic drinks in the Philippines manufactured by local breweries and distilleries.
Beer or servesa is the most preferred alcoholic drink in the Philippines. San Miguel Pale Pilsen is the most popular and widely known brand with Beer na Beer a close second. San Mig Light is preferred mostly by yuppies and the young drinkers. Gold Eagle Beer is more common in the Rural Areas of the Philippines.
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As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.
Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.
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