Food of the Philippines

There are some fantastic and very unique foods to try on your visit to the Philippines. With so many different ethnic groups in the country there are all sorts of cuisines to taste, from good value street food to interesting desserts and exotic fruits.

Here are 5 recommendations you can try.


Sisig is a is unique dish made from parts of the head of a pig and the liver of a chicken along with a mixture of seasoning.  The recipe is hundreds of years old.  The best place to try Sisig is Angel City where an annual sisig festival is held each December.


This is one of the most popular dishes in the country. A sour and savoury stew or soup known for its use of tamarind, there are many different styles and variations of this dish.


A popular dessert made from crushed ice, evaporated milk and various other ingredients such as coconut, beans, rice and fruits.


More of a cooking style than a set dish, adobo is very popular in Filipino cuisine. Meat and seafood are marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and peppercorns. Some describe adobo as the unofficial national dish of the country.

Kare Kare

A thick stew that includes a peanut sauce, the choice of meat can vary. Kare Kare is a popular dish to serve during national holidays and celebrations.


Lechon is roasted pig and is another popular dish for celebrations. In some recipes the pig is stuffed with herbs and in others not. The cooking technique varies in different regions of the country.

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