Filipinos are food lovers in nature and because of their love for foods they easily adapt the cuisine influences of the foreign race. Until now those dishes that was been introduced by the foreign race are still serve in every Filipino families’ meal and in special occasions.
MOST COMMON FILIPINO FOODS
When talking about Filipino foods the first dish that will come up in our mind is Adobo. Adobo is a very well known Filipino food. Adobo is cook with vinegar, soy sauce, dried bay leaf, pepper and a choice between chicken or pork or you can use both. This dish can last long even without refrigerating it. Adobo is often served whenever there are visitors from other countries.
This dish is a stew oxtail cooked with crushed peanuts. It is cook with vegetables such as pechay, eggplant and string beans. It is cook until the sauce is thickened. Kare-kare is served with rice and bagoong. Kare-kare is often served in every family’s meal and in special occasions.
Sinigang is a dish cook with tamarind, kamias or guava to give it a sour taste. Sinigang is a stew dish with a choice of pork, fish or shrimp accompanied with kang-kong, okra, radish, taro and string beans. Its soup can be consumed alone but it is best to eat with hot steamed rice.
This dark and thick sauced dish may not be pleasing in the eye but it can make your tummy happy. Dinuguan is a Filipino cuisine made of pig’s blood and innards. Sometimes some cook used of pork instead of innards. It is cook with vinegar, garlic and onion. Dinuguan is served with steamed rice but it is best to served with puto.
Pinakbet is a dish for the vegetarian because it is composed mainly vegetables such as eggplant, squash, bitter gourd, okra, string beans and tomatoes with bagoong to give it a taste. Pinakbet can be seen in most Filipino family’s meal especially those family who are beneath poverty line because Pinakbet is a cheap dish but very nutritious.
HAVING ITS OWN DISTINCTION
Those Filipino dishes are all influenced by the foreign countries that have been in the Philippines. The creative minds of the Filipinos came up with ideas that give those dishes its own Filipino taste. Up until now Filipino chef still find ways to turn those dishes into something special by giving it a twist and putting something new in it.
Today, Filipino foods are being recognize around the world by the help of the Filipinos who keep on introducing Filipino foods to other races and by giving it its own distinct taste that makes the people keep wanting to taste the delicious Filipino foods.