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Filipino – Lumpiang Ubod (Filipino Spring Roll)

There are many starter dishes which are a part of the Filipino cuisine. Lumpiang Ubod is one of the best to be ever served in the Philippines. It is like a spring roll which is famous all around the world but here in the Philippines it is made differently. It has the natural Philippines taste in it and all its culture as well. Lumpiang Ubod gets its name from Ubod (heart of the palm) which is edible pith extracted from the coconuts. The origin of this dish is in the city of Silay on the Negros island in Visayas. There is a dish which is quite similar to the Lumpiang Ubod and sometimes it gets mixed up with it. This dish is called Lumpiang Silay. The major difference which we can easily pick is that in Lumpiang Silay there is no side sauce. Lumpia is considered to be inherited from the Chinese spring roll. They both are similar in size and shape.

Filipino – Tapsilog

Tapsilog is a breakfast dish for most of the Filipinos. It is basically a meat dish mostly beef is used which is marinated beforehand with vinegar , soya sauce and garlic. The first Tapsilog is said to be made by Vivian Del Rosario in 1986 . She was a local resident who had a love for making food. Tapsilog is named after the three main components which the dish is about. First is the word Tapa which means “cured meat”, second is the word sinangag which means ” fried rice” and lastly there is the word itlog which means ”egg”. There are many different variations of this dish. This dish has a high place in the culinary history of the Philippines cuisines and many restaurants serve this breakfast and claim its flavor to be the original flavor.

Filipino – SInigang Na Baka

SInigang Na Baka is a classic Philippines stew/ soup dish and, is considered to be the national dish of Philippines. There are many stalls in the street of Philippines which sell this soup. SInigang is made in many different cities in Philippines but it is said it is a cultural phenomena of the Tagalog people. SInigang if translated into English means “stew” which is exactly what the dish itself is.

Filipino – Bibingka

Bibingka is a type of rice cake from Philippines. It is traditionally enjoyed after the mass on Christmas day. In the 16th century the king of the Palawan sent gifts to the Spaniards. Among these gifts were kakanins baked on banana leaves. Long after this the first known recipe came into existence of the Bibingka in the year 1904.

Filipino, Mexica – Champorado

Champorada is an chocolate rice pudding which is very popular in the Philippines. It is basically rice which is mixed with a special local chocolate called Tablea ( Tablet shaped chocolate) and sugar. This pudding dates back to the 17th century when the Spanish was occupying the Philippines. At that time there was this trade called galleon trade which linked Mexico with the Philippines.

Filipino – Sans Rival (Dessert Cake)

Sans Rival is an cake type dessert. It is not a normal cake as normally cakes are soft but due to meringues this cake gets a crunchy texture which adds another dimension of flavor and complexion to the dish. Sans Rival is an French word which means “without rival”. The first Sans Rival was made in the years between 1920 and 1930. Its background may be French but it was first made in the Philippines.

Filipino – Beef Kaldereta

Kaldereta is a special Philippines beef stew made with tomato sauce and liver paste. In Philippines it is like an everyday dish. When Spain took over the Philippines in the 1500s most of its people settled with the Filipinos, thereafter the people of Philippines learned this dish from the Spaniards and added their own twist in it. Kaldereta is an Spanish word which means cauldron. My recommendation is that, it is an incredible dish to eat and make I am telling the truth.

Filipino – Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal is an Philippine BBQ dish which is known to be the heart of the local cuisines. It was first made in a city called Bacolod which is located in the south of Philippines. Inasal is a Visayan term which means Grilled Meat. It was given this name because the chicken is grilled in the end in this dish. My recommendation to everyone is to try this dish and experience the true flavors of the Philippines cuisine.

Filipino – Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is an classic Filipino dish which is famous throughout the country because of its elegant taste and simplicity. It is the national dish of Philippines and is one the best dishes in the whole country. It is eaten at both lunch and dinner and is enjoyed by the families altogether. This dish goes way back to early 16th and 17th century. Adobo is an Spanish word which means marination.

Filipino – Arroz Caldo

Arroz caldo is an Filipino rice porridge style dish. It is referred to as a comfort food which can be eaten at any point of day and it is very easy to make at home. Arroz Caldo is derived from two words and these words are from the Spanish heritage. There are many variations of this dish in different regions of Philippines.