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    Cooking Filipino Food: Adobo

    Let it be said: Filipinos love to eat.

    There are Filipino communities everywhere and this is why you will notice the availability of Filipino food around the world. Filipinos are rice people. They just love rice. This is the main reason why most Filipino food are best eaten with rice. Given the popularity of Filipino food, people all over the world are looking for Filipino recipes. This being said, more and more people are able to taste our wonderful Filipino cuisine.

    One of the most famous Filipino foods is the dish called Adobo. There are many different adobo varieties, really. There are some Filipino recipes of Adobo that use chicken as the main protein. There are others, however, that make use of pork. It will be your decision which one you can use. In fact, this is the reason why many people love cooking adobo. They can choose which ingredients they want their meal to have.

    Here are two of the most famous recipes that are made available by Filipinos around. Again, the ingredients can vary depending on your liking. You can prepare either pork or chicken for the protein. As for the garnishes, potatoes are a staple in these Filipino recipes. Some people, however, add pineapples to the dish to add a dash of sweetness to it. Well, then again, it’s your choice.

    So let us prepare the ingredients. First prepare your protein. Get around 4 to 5 lbs of your protein. Remember,  you have the freedom to choose to use either pork or chicken. Then, get 1/2 cup of vinegar and ½ cup of soy sauce. Get 4 cloves of garlic as well as 3 pieces of bay leaves. Lastly, prepare 1 tablespoon of peppercorns. Get 2 medium sized potatoes and cut them into wedges. If you would want to add pineapples, you can do so as well. Add the amount of pineapples of your liking. These are the basic ingredients that are used in the famous Filipino adobo.

    Now, for the directions of cooking these famous recipes, combine all the ingredients in a large pot except for the pineapples or potatoes. Bring the potatoes into a boil to be cooked separately. Keep in mind that this recipe should be marinated for a while. Some people choose to marinate protein for about 3 hours. There are some people who choose to marinate it longer. When I say longer, some people marinate the dish for 24 hours or more. This will ensure that the protein will be able to absorb the sauce so that it will be tastier.

    After you marinate your adobo, you are now ready to cook it. Simply bring the whole pot to a boil in low heat. Just leave it covered and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Do not forget to occasionally stir. After letting it boil for 30 minutes, you can now take out the cover and just let it sit. Wait until the sauce is reduced. This will thicken the sauce as well. Now you can add the potatoes or the pineapples. Again, let it simmer until the protein is cooked and tender. Normally, this takes around 20 more minutes but make sure to check every now and then so that the protein will not get over cooked. Voila! You have now cooked the famous Filipino food adobo.

    Adobo is served with rice. The best thing about these food recipes is that they are so easy to cook and prepare. Yes, it can take quite a while but it is up to you. If you don’t have much time, you can easily cut the marinating time to at least an hour. However, you can expect that the protein will not be as tasty as the adobo that is marinated for 24 hours or more. Well, adobo is adobo. If you follow this recipe, you and the people who you will serve this dish to will surely be able to enjoy this famous Filipino dish.

    Exotic Filipino Foods

    When Your Stomach Feels Adventurous: Exotic Foods to Try

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    Your Philippine adventure would not be complete without taking a bit of risk and trying some Exotic Filipino Food. Filipinos sometimes have the weirdest food, even just on the streets. However, these exotic foods will totally shock you. If you want to try some in the Philippines, but want to know what they may contain, read on.


    Filipino Food: Exotic Delicacies

    Some exotic Filipino food
    Eating Balut on the street in Philippines

    Into Exotic Delicacies? Try Filipino Food

    The Philippines is a land of 7000+ islands. They are consisted of many different ethnicities and therefore their culture is quite mixed. This is why the Filipino food is indeed a variety. There are many different Filipino food recipes that many people would love to get to try. There are some, however, who consider them gross. Well, what I can say about Filipino food is that they may seem weird and gross, but they are definitely delicious and tasty. This is why I have decided to share with you the Filipino food that you should try when you get there. Read on and get to know more about these delicacies that the Filipinos love.

    Filipino Food: Canned Foods in the Philippines

    Introduction: Filipino Food: Canned Foods in the Philippines

    In the Philippines, you can find canned goods in almost every home (especially in the cities). You can be sure that every Filipino home which has canned goods in stock will not have problems with preparing delicious meals for the next few days.

    Filipino Food: Barbecue (BBQ) in the Philippines

    Street Food in Philippines

    Filipino Food: Barbecue (BBQ) in the Philippines

    Introduction: Filipino Food: Babecue (BBQ)  in the Philippines

    Eating is one of the fun things that Filipinos love to do. Filipinos would love to eat most types of food, but what more if the food has been cooked and presented more deliciously?

    You may have stayed in or have come from a country where barbecue is either uncommon or expensive. In the Philippines, you can either purchase some at a low price (while we still make good profit from it) or prepare them yourself.

    Filipino Food: Authentic Food of the Philippines

    Filipino Food: Authentic Food of the Philippines

    The Philippines is a country that has mixed heritage. They have been colonized by the Spanish, taken over by the Japanese, the Americans, and even the Chinese. They also have Malay heritage before all the others came in the picture. This being said, when it comes to food there really is quite a variety. But then again, there are of course authentic Filipino food. If you want to know more about them, read on and get to know five of the favorite authentic Filipino food.

    Filipino Food: Get Into the Streets: A Filipino Street Food Adventure

    Filipino Food: Get Into the Streets: A Filipino Street Food Adventure

    The Filipinos have a very passionate relationship with food. While the Philippines is considered a developing country, Filipinos find ways to still enjoy food without costing an arm and a leg. If you are ever visiting the country, the best way to understand the Filipino food culture is by looking to the streets.

    Filipino Food: Adobo-The all Around Filipino Recipe

    Filipino Food: Adobo-The all Around Filipino Recipe

    One thing I have noticed when it comes to Filipino food is that it usually isn’t dry. Filipinos love to have gravy on their rice and many of the Filipino recipes attest to this fact. Among the hundreds of Filipino dishes (ok maybe not hundreds) that I have come across, one of the easiest and probably one of the most loved among the Filipino foods is Adobo.

    Filipino Food: Methods of Cooking

    Filipino Food: Methods of Cooking

    Filipino food is basically a potluck of a variety of styles. Our food traditions originally came from the Malay, Chinese and Spanish cooking styles. There might also be a hint of Indian and American influences.