Tag Archive for: Filipino Cuisine

Filipino – Tapsilog

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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 ‚Äúcured meat‚ÄĚ, second is the word¬†sinangag¬†which means ‚ÄĚ fried rice‚ÄĚ and lastly there is the word¬†itlog¬†which means ‚ÄĚegg‚ÄĚ. 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 – Arroz Caldo

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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.

Filipino – Sans Rival (Dessert Cake)

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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 – 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.

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 – 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.

Filipino – Chicken Adobo

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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.

Philippine – Chicken Inasal

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The Philippine people celebrating Christmas in a colorful festival named The Parol Star Lantern Festival. Because of the Parol Festival, San Fernando become known as The Philippine Christmas City. Aside from their Parol Festival, the Philippines also have delicious food to be served on Christmas. One of them is Chicken Inasal.

Philippine – Caldereta

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From history, we know that the Philippine has a strong cultural bonding with Spain. When we taste Philippine food, they often using the same ingredient as Spain culinary. Caldereta, for example, a curry dish that uses the Spain word caldera that has means cauldron.

Philippine – Sinangag

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Philippine is one of the tropical countries that bless with fertile soil that can grow any plant above it. Sinangag is a genius cooking creation to process leftover rice with a simple ingredient to awaken your sense in the morning.