Filipino – Lumpiang Ubod (Filipino Spring Roll)

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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 – Chicken Embutido

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Embutido is a Filipino dish which is basically a meat loaf made usually with ground pork and beef but in many cases chicken is used to make it hence calling it Chicken Embutido. It is a dish famous for a festive season like Christmas and has a lot of demand in the streets of Philippines. The origin of Embutido dates back to the start of the 15th century. At those times the Spanish people who came to the Philippines brought their own traits with them and merged them with the ways of the Filipinos. Like many dishes before it Embutido was changed drastically towards the time as the people of the Philippines wanted to add their own flavors in it. Embutido is similar to another dish of the Philippines cuisine, Morcon. They both look identical but there are different from each other.

Filipino – Ube Cake

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One of the most popular desserts in all of Philippines is the ube cake. It is sponge cake which is made ube halaya ( mashed purple yam). Ube is only found in the Philippines and is exported to other countries afterwards. It is most commonly made during a celebration or at Christmas time. There are multiple stories that claims its origins.

The Philippines – Ube Halaya

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Ube Halaya is a very tasty and extremely delicious dessert of Filipino cuisine. It is like a jam or a spread made by UBE also known as PURPLE YAM. Ube is cultivated in NEW GUINEA. It is the second-largest island in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Philippines – Pan De Sal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

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This is Filipino bread prepared by yeast-raised flour in the Philippines. It is the popular bread served with different dishes and also different fillings are made to serve it as a snack and sweet or salted bread rolls. The traditional and famous breakfast of Filipino cuisine is Pan De Sal with butter, jam, and Tea. Pan De Sal was introduced in the Philippines as the French Baguette bread version of Filipino cuisine. It is formerly called PAN DE SUEL that means Floor Bread. It was cooked by a wood-fired oven also known as PUGON.

Filipino, Mexica – Champorado

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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 – Bibingka

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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 – SInigang Na Baka

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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.

The Philippines – Pancit Palabock With Calamansi

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This dish is traditional Filipino noodles made with calamansi that means lemon. In Filipino cuisine, pancit is used to be named for dishes in which noodles are added. The word PANCIT is derived from PHILIPPINES HOKKIEN CHINESE, that literary means CONVENIENT FOOD. Noodles were first time introduced to the Philippines by the Chinese during agricultural trading. The local cuisine of the Philippines, Filipino cuisine has great by Spanish. There are many different kinds of noodles and noodle dishes.

Philippines – Pork Lumpia

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Lumpia is various kinds of spring rolls, they are fried, grilled, and non-fried. They are made with different fillings and served with different kinds of sauces and salads. This is a snack and appetizer dish. Filipino cuisine is composed of many cuisines of the Philippine archipelago. This cuisine has dishes varieties like curries, pasta, snacks, chicken, and fish. Some dishes are influenced by cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.