Filipino Food: Beating Summer Heat with Filipino Treats

Filipino Food: Beating Summer Heat with Filipino Treats

Summer in the Philippines is probably one of the worst in the world. We sometimes get a 39 C temperature for the months of April and May. One of the best ways to cool down without having to go to the beach is eating summer Filipino food.

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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.

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Filipino Food: 8 Common Ingredients in Filipino Cooking

Filipino Food: 8 Common Ingredients in Filipino Cooking

The Filipino cuisine is rich and flavorful. If you want to try out a few Filipino food recipes, it is first important to know what ingredients are usually used in creating them. This should give you an idea of what to look for when you move back to your own country.

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Filipino Food: Rice, staple food of the Philippines

Rice growing in the Philippins

Filipino Food: Rice, staple food of the Philippines

 

Filipinos love to eat and they especially love to eat Filipino food. When it comes to answering the question about what Filipinos will not want to eat without, the answer is rice. Rice is the most common staple food in the country, followed distantly by bread.

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Filipino Food Fiesta

Filipino Food Fiesta

Delicious Filipino Street Food

In all Filipino celebrations, traditional Filipino food will never go missing. A lot of food is served most especially during fiestas. Although originally a Catholic practice, anyone can participate in fiesta celebrations. It is also normal for people to go around and eat for free Filipino fiestas are celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the town. There is a pre-designated schedule for the day of the particular saint. During this day, the town plaza usually holds fair and contests. Most houses also have an “open house” for friends and even strangers. They invite them for loads of Filipino food.

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Filipino Food: Merienda Favorites

Filipino Food: Merienda Favorites

Merienda (snack time) is strictly adhered to in the Philippines. This time falls between 3- 5 in the afternoon and companies, schools, colleges all set aside at least fifteen minutes during this period for merienda. Snack time may be as easy as eating a piece of fruit or a sandwich in other countries but Filipinos as creative as they are with food, merienda calls for some Filipino food specialties.

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Filipino Foods to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Kakanin and Native Delicacies

Filipino Foods to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Kakanin and Native Delicacies

Filipinos do not only have a love affair with food, we seem to love everything sweet too. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines, but how can you avoid getting it if you are presented with the sweet and tasty native delicacies andkakanin in practically every occasion you encounter? These Filipino food recipes are passed down from generation from generation. I have acquired at least mastery in four or five of these sweet treats from both my mom and dad – especially my dad, whose dad was a restaurant chef.

There are two types of sweet treats you can enjoy in the Philippines. They can be served as dessert or as a snack.

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