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Some Filipino Foods You Must Try

Updated on December 18, 2014
Pansit which is commonly serve on special occassions like birthdays and anniversaries. It is a belief that eating noodles gives you long life.
Pansit which is commonly serve on special occassions like birthdays and anniversaries. It is a belief that eating noodles gives you long life.
Kare-kare is a dish made with peanut sauce.
Kare-kare is a dish made with peanut sauce.

Long Life

I was browsing through the pictures I took when I met up with some college friends and found something that makes my mouth water. I remember not eating anything the whole afternoon so that I can eat a lot at dinner time. Since most of my friends works on a regular office hours, we decided to meet up for dinner as a sort of reunion. It was a fun get together since we haven't seen each other for a very long time. What makes it more special is we talked and talked over dinner. With Filipino foods to satisfy our appetites. The first food we ordered was pansit.Since Filipinos have Chinese influences, we believe that if you eat noodles, it will give you a long life. Hence, it is commonly served during birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

The next one is the Kare-Kare which is made of various vegetables and meats (goat or chicken) mixed in a peanut sauce. A feast specifically in the provinces won't be complete without this dish. Third is the Sugba-Kilaw. This is one of my favorite Filipino dish. It is made of a combination of grilled pork and tuna soaked in vinegar. It is so delicious. You should definitely try this one!

And last but not the least is the sisig. It is usually made of pig's head or liver but you can explore different ingredients as long as it's soaked in vinegar and salt as well. This will surely satisfy your cravings.


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    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Wow! Talking about pansit! I like pansit and other noodles :) Voted up! For some reason this hub makes me crave for sisig ^-^'

    • sparklingcrystal profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Manila

      Thanks for your insight. I'll post some recipes in the future!

    • rjsadowski profile image


      6 years ago

      The food looks interesting and tasty but maybe I am missing something. I don't see the actual recipes.

    • sparklingcrystal profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Manila

      Thanks for dropping by.

    • Sherry Hewins profile image

      Sherry Hewins 

      6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      The food looks great, I can almost smell it. Thanks for contributing.

    • LuisEGonzalez profile image

      Luis E Gonzalez 

      6 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Welcome to HubPages. Very yummy recipes. I shall try some of them soon.

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      My sister had a Filipino nanny for her children when she first went back to work and had 3 little ones at home. The nanny only wanted to cook stuff that came in cans though. She didn't like fresh food but would use canned carrots, potatoes, peas, etc. It was strange. I think it was a cultural thing, maybe food spoils faster in the Philippines. I asked her if she could make something that people liked there but she only wanted to cook North American sort of stuff. My sister and I were disappointed not to learn more about her culture.


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