Filipino – Beef Kaldereta

Kaldereta is a special Philippines beef stew made with tomato sauce and liver paste. In Philippines it is like an everyday dish. When Spain took over the Philippines in the 1500s most of its people settled with the Filipinos, thereafter the people of Philippines learned this dish from the Spaniards and added their own twist in it. Kaldereta is an Spanish word which means cauldron. My recommendation is that, it is an incredible dish to eat and make I am telling the truth.

Filipino – Ube Cake

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 – Tapsilog

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 – Chicken Embutido

Embutido is a Filipino dish which is basically a meat loaf made usually with ground pork and beef but in many cases chicken is used to make it hence calling it Chicken Embutido. It is a dish famous for a festive season like Christmas and has a lot of demand in the streets of Philippines. The origin of Embutido dates back to the start of the 15th century. At those times the Spanish people who came to the Philippines brought their own traits with them and merged them with the ways of the Filipinos. Like many dishes before it Embutido was changed drastically towards the time as the people of the Philippines wanted to add their own flavors in it. Embutido is similar to another dish of the Philippines cuisine, Morcon. They both look identical but there are different from each other.

The Philippines – Beef Sinigang

Sinigang is the stew or soup dish in which different pieces of meat with vegetables and seasonings are added.This meal is served at different times of the day like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as the starter or appetizer.Sinigang is originated from the TAGALOG. They were the second-largest Ethnolinguistic group of people in the Philippines. There are several varieties of this dish.

Philippines – Pork Lumpia

Lumpia is various kinds of spring rolls, they are fried, grilled, and non-fried. They are made with different fillings and served with different kinds of sauces and salads. This is a snack and appetizer dish. Filipino cuisine is composed of many cuisines of the Philippine archipelago. This cuisine has dishes varieties like curries, pasta, snacks, chicken, and fish. Some dishes are influenced by cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.

Filipino – Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal is an Philippine BBQ dish which is known to be the heart of the local cuisines. It was first made in a city called Bacolod which is located in the south of Philippines. Inasal is a Visayan term which means Grilled Meat. It was given this name because the chicken is grilled in the end in this dish. My recommendation to everyone is to try this dish and experience the true flavors of the Philippines cuisine.

The Philippines – Pan De Sal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

This is Filipino bread prepared by yeast-raised flour in the Philippines. It is the popular bread served with different dishes and also different fillings are made to serve it as a snack and sweet or salted bread rolls. The traditional and famous breakfast of Filipino cuisine is Pan De Sal with butter, jam, and Tea. Pan De Sal was introduced in the Philippines as the French Baguette bread version of Filipino cuisine. It is formerly called PAN DE SUEL that means Floor Bread. It was cooked by a wood-fired oven also known as PUGON.

Filipino – Chicken Adobo

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.

Filipino – Sans Rival (Dessert Cake)

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.