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Philippines: Food and Dining

Food and Dining : Islands PhilippinesDining in the Philippines is a gourmet adventure and the variety of food evokes words such as succulent, exotic, tangy, spicy, sweet, sour, colourful and plentiful. You can always find excellent food whether it's from a cramped sidewalk stall (kainan), or a posh restaurant, for the diversity of Filipino cultures is echoed in the variety of ingredients and cooking styles.

Food and Dining, Islands PhilippinesRice is the staple, although foreign recipes have become a regular practice in food preparation.

Coconut milk or gata is often used as an ingredient and popular dishes are lumpia (rolls) and pancit (noodles).

The most famous dish is lechon (roast pig) and because of its vast coastlines, the Philippines also has an abundance of excellent seafood. Most restaurants offer seafood cooked one way or another, the most popular being the broiled inihaw. Other dishes include shrimp, rock lobster, crab, oysters, squid and fish.

To cap a sumptuous meal there is a wide variety of desserts from fresh fruits to baked sweets.Manila Nigltlife, Islands Philippines

Philippines: Entertainment

Entertainment often follows a good meal. In Metro Manila there are nightly showbands, a wide range of music from pop, jazz, rock, even Broadway and in some places bands of local singers play original Filipino music.




Travel Quotes:

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. Aldous Huxley

Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.

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Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.

More details at Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine


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