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 “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 – Pancit Guisado

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Pancit Guisado is an Filipino noodle dish. The word Pancit means to have a good life and Guisado basically indicates the style in which this dish is cooked. The origin of this dish is in the Philippines. This is one of those dishes which came together when different cultural people came together to live in the Philippines.

The Philippines – Tapsilog

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Silog is the Filipino breakfast has many elements served in a plate. Silog was prepared first time by leftover food from the night before. The term Tapsilog was first time came from the Tapsi ni Vivian, the restaurant in 1980.

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 – 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 – 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.

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.

Philippine – Bicol Express

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Sinulog is a festival that was inspired by the water movement to create Cebu people traditional dance. Thousands of tourists come to the Philippines to enjoy this festival every 3rd week in January. While watching the parade, don’t forget to taste the Philippine dish in the food stall around the area. Bicol Expresses was one of the Filipinos favorite food that you can try while enjoying the parade.

Philippines – Bulalo

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Manny Pacquiao is known as Pacman. He is the only one world champion in eight-division with twelve major world titles. As a Philippines citizen, he loved to eat Bulalo.