Must-try food in The Philippines II

Some time ago I’ve posted some Filipino must try food. But of course the list couldn’t accommodate all of them. In a country that was created to have thousands of islands with varying culture and diverse people, there will surely be a new delicacy for a stranger’s tongue. Here are some more for the foodie in you:

Bagnet

Deep fried pork belly popularized in Vigan

Deep fried pork belly popularized in Vigan

Kare-kare

A stew made from peanut sauce with vegetables, oxtail, tripe, and beef, served with bagoong

A stew made from peanut sauce with vegetables, oxtail, tripe, and beef, served with bagoong

Bicol Express

A traditional Bicolano stew made from long chili, coconut milk, pork, garlic, and shrimp paste

A traditional Bicolano stew made from long chili, coconut milk, pork, garlic, and shrimp paste

Afritada

A chicken stew made with tomato sauce, potato, carrots, and bell pepper

A chicken stew made with tomato sauce, potato, carrots, and bell pepper

Tapsilog

Usually eaten for breakfast, this meal stands for tapa (beef), sinangag (rice), and itlog (egg)

Usually eaten for breakfast, this meal stands for tapa (beef), sinangag (rice), and itlog (egg)

Crispy Pata

This deep fried pig knuckles is very popular during get-togethers

This deep fried pig knuckles is very popular during get-togethers

Daing

A dried and salted fish

A dried and salted fish favorite during breakfast

Kinunot

Another Bicolano dish, Kinunot is made up of shredded stingray cooked in coconut milk with malunggay

Another Bicolano dish, Kinunot is made up of shredded stingray cooked in coconut milk with malunggay

Sisig

A dish made up of chopped pig's head and liver, chili, calamansi, and egg

A dish made up of chopped pig’s head and liver, chili, calamansi, and egg

Batchoy

Originating in La Paz Iloilo, this noodle soup is made up of pork organs and cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodle

Originating in La Paz Iloilo, this noodle soup is made up of pork organs and cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodle

Bulalo

A beef shank stew usually found in Tagaytay and some parts of Cavite

A beef shank stew usually found in Tagaytay and some parts of Cavite

Arroz Caldo

Rice porridge made with chicken and garlic

Rice porridge made with chicken and garlic

Empanada

A pastry stuffed with chicken or pork

A pastry stuffed with chicken or pork

I’ve heard some people say the country’s cuisine is only for those who have acquired the taste, meaning you don’t like it at first but eventually do. But one thing I’m sure is there’s going to be a lot of taste for you. Try it out! After all there’s a whole different adventure in food.

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