Philippines Traditional Food

Do you know your own traditional food or cuisine? I bet you do. It is important that we should know and learn our own traditional food because this determines our own and unique culture that other countries don't have and is something to be proud of.

Since I am a Filipino and been living here in Philippines I can safely say that I know my traditional food and its history as well.

Speaking of uniqueness, sadly to say, Filipino cuisine is a derivation from many foreign cuisine. It has developed from the original Malay roots to Spanish dishes and also has the influence from Chinese, Indian, Arab, Korean, Japanese cuisine and American dishes. Although most of the Philippine cuisine have foreign influence, but there are still Philippine cuisine that may call original. The indigenous Moro and Lumad of Mindanao that never been persuaded by the Hispanic culture are still cooking the original spicy Malay cuisine like the Ginataang Manok (chicken cooked in coconut milk).

The list below are the popular dishes in the Philippines.

1. Lechon (whole roasted pig)

2. Longganisa (Philippine sausage)

3. Adobo (may be a chicken or pork that is marinated in soy sauce and vinegar with garlic. Simmer to cook.)

4. Kaldereta (goat in tomato stew)

5. Kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce)

6. Sinigang (may be pork, shrimp, or fish in tamarind stew)

7. Pancit (stir-fried noodles)


Also below is the list of cooking methods that are commonly practiced in the Philippines.
1. Guisado - a method of sauteing food with garlic, tomato and onion
2. Inihaw - a fish or meat grilled over charcoals
3. Paksiw - mostly fish, cooked in vinegar with ginger
4. Kinilaw - may be a fish or pork, braised in vinegar with kalamansi juice together with garlic, onions, ginger and tomato
5. Pinirito - deep fried...the only cooking method I know.:p


viveca said...

I love Philippine cuisine! Two of my best friends are Philippinas and I love it when they cook (and appreciate it - it is often a lot of work.)



Caz said...

That's nice to hear viveca. I'm sure by now you already know how to cook Philippine cuisine and that is?:-)



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