Philippine Cuisine


Filipino food is very popular, but have you ever tried it? If not, you need to! I am ¼ Filipino and I looove the cuisine. I have many favorites dishes such as: Chicken Adobo, Kare Kare, Sinigang, and Pancit. Along with some desserts and snacks: Puto, Halo-Halo, Cuchinta, Arroz Caldo, Champorado, Ube bread and ice cream, and Pandesal. They are some of my personal faves. Some of these dishes, however, have acquired tastes. Kare Kare is a saucy peanut butter dish with oxtail meat. I remember when I first tried it, I hated it, but now I’m used to the taste. Sinigang is a sort of sour soup made with tamarind, a sour fruit. Either fish or any kind of meat can be put into Sinigang. Halo-Halo is a cold drink that consists of jellies, ube ice cream, nuts, shaved ice, coconut, tapioca, plantains, and jackfruit. I interviewed another Filipino for this topic-Jojo M.


Me: What dish do you recommend out of Philippine cuisine?


Jojo: Longanisa. It’s like a spicy sausage.


The Philippine cuisine consists of many different, unique dishes. Everyone has their own preferred taste. Filipino food originated from Latin American and Spanish dishes, such as Arroz Caldo. Arroz Caldo translates into “rice soup” in Spanish. Also chorizo and longanisa are

Hispanic dishes. I recommend trying this cuisine!