Pinoys are natural foodies. With festivities spread throughout the year and a celebration ready for every occasion, we have a wealth of recipes we have gathered from the centuries of exploration on cooking dishes and from the countries we have shared our history of delicacies with. Be it American, Indian, Spanish, Chinese cuisine, we have put our own touch of Filipino taste which never fail to satisfy our cravings for cooked meals in our own homes and local restaurants.
Famous Pinoy Dishes You Love To Eat
Main Ingredients: Beef shank and kneecap, onions, leeks, salt and pepper, pechay, corn
What We Love About It: The soup and the tender beef which have been cooked for hours to be this soft.
Origin: Central Luzon/Visayas
Main Ingredients: Seafood/Pork/Beef, tomatoes/sampalok/kalamansi/guava
What We Love About It: It’s distinct asim (sourness) with plain rice perfectly balances the entire meal.
Main Ingredients: Pork ears, cheek, jowl, chicken liver, onions, kalamansi, chili
What We Love About It: This is a dish usually served as a pulutan with alcohol among celebrants. It’s best served sizzling with half-cooked egg on top of it and kalamansi in harmony with its spicy taste.
Origin: 9th Century Chinese Traders
Main Ingredients: Lumpia wrapper, ground pork, garlic, onion, carrots, pepper, green cabbage
What We Love About It: A good sawsawan (dip) such as toyo-kalamansi or suka (vinegar) to soak the pork which is wrapped and fried.
7. Lechon Kawali
Main Ingredients: Roasted Pork, Herbs (variation), salt and pepper
What We Love About It: When it gets crispy with every bite for being roasted for hours and combined with sarsa and rice.
6. Monggong Guisado With Chicharon
Origin: Said to be cooked by the Friars during the Spanish era
Main Ingredients: Monggo, malunggay leaves, coconut milk, garlic, ginger, onion
What We Love About It: Hot, creamy, comfort food.
Origin: Pre-Spanish era
Main Ingredients: pork, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, oil, pepper, and bay leaves.
What We Love About It: The mixture of all the flavors (salty, sweet, sour, pungent) it leaves in your tongue.
Main Ingredients: oxtail, peanut sauce, vegetables
What We Love About It: Its accessory “bagoong” (fermented fish) compliments the nuttiness in the soup of this dish.
3. Chicken curry
Main Ingredients: pork, coconut curry, spices, onions, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes
What We Love About It: It’s combination of healthy spice and creaminess.
Main Ingredients: Taro leaves, coconut milk, fermented fish
What We Love About It: It’s another combination of healthy spice and creaminess.
Main Ingredients: Tuyo (salted, sun-dried fish)
What We Love About It: It is best served with tomatoes and salted eggs.
Main Ingredients: Tapa/Longganisa/Tocino, Egg, Fried Rice
What We Love About It: The all-in-one breakfast meal that could satisfy your hunger on any hour of the day.
Everything on this list could never be complete with rice, which is our most basic staple. These are the famous dishes that topped the list over the web.
Let us know what is your top Pinoy classic dish!
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