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Top 10 Filipino Dishes

"You know you're Filipino when you use a spoon and fork instead of a knife and fork."

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Kaldereta

Kaldereta

Kaldereta is a dish popular in the Philippines, especially in Luzon. Its common ingredients are cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!

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Sisig

Sisig

Sisig refers to Sizzling sisig, a Filipino dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver, usually seasoned with kalamansi and chili peppers.

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Morcon

Morcon

Morcon is a Filipino meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg. This is considered as a holiday dish and is usually served during Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and Media Noche (New Year's Eve).

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Crispy Pata

Crispy Pata

Crispy pata is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotter or knuckles served with sawsawan, a soy-vinegar sauce. It can be served as party fare or an everyday dish. Many restaurants serve boneless pata as a specialty.

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Lumpia

Lumpia

Lumpia are pastries of Chinese origin similar to spring rolls popular in Indonesia and the Philippines. Filipinos love this so much that they made different versions of it: Lumpiang Shanghai (fried spring rolls), Lumpiang Sariwa (fresh spring rolls), Lumpiang Ubod (spring rolls made with coconut julienne or heart of palm) and a lot more.

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Sinigang

Sinigang

Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated with tamarind. Meat varies from fish, pork, shrimp and beef.

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Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok

Pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine. Pancit Palabok is made from rice flour noodles topped with crab sauce, eggs, shrimps, squid, garlic, chicharon, veggies seasoned with lemon juice, and much more. Okay, you don't usually eat it with rice, but it so good it has to be on the list.

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Kare Kare

Kare Kare

Kare-kare is a Philippine stew. It is made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe. Meat variants may include goat meat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili, and sprinkled with calamansi juice. It is a comfort food for Filipinos, and is a perennial family favorite in both local and overseas Filipino households. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!

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Lechon

Lechon

Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. The word lechón originated from the Spanish term leche (milk); thus lechón refers to a suckling pig that is roasted. Lechón is a popular cuisine in the Philippines, usually served during fiestas.

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Adobo

Adobo

Adobo is considered the national dish of the Philippines. This dish consists of chunks of chicken or pork or both cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, lots of garlic and whole peppercorns.