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7 Mouthwatering Filipino Dishes: Meals Best Served Only In The Philippines

Travelers Today       By    Gelli Chua

Updated: May 31, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

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In Southeast Asia, Filipino foods have not established as much popularity yet as their counterparts in other neighboring countries in the region, like the foods of those in Thailand and Vietnam.

Not only does the Philippines have over 7,000 islands, the archipelago also has delicious foods in itself. The country boasts itself for being the home of healthy seafood, tropical fruits, like mangoes, among others.

Below are some of the Filipino foods that boast themselves for being tasty, yet authentic:

1. Adobo

Adobo is a Filipino food that originates from Mexico, as reported in CNN Edition. This food originates from Mexico likely because the Philippines was a colony of Spain for hundreds of years. Mexico also used to be a territory of Spain. Hence, both the Philippines and Mexico have shared several cultural and food traditions with Spain.

Adobo may contain pork or chicken. The chicken or pork is thrown in with bittersweet brown sauce that would make just about anybody's mouth water.

2. Lechon

This dish is of pork origin with tasty gravy sauce. Lechon is best served during fiestas in the country.

3. Sisig

This dish is a spicy pork dish, made more spicy and tasty with onions and other spices.

4. Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok is a noodle dish that consists of egg, vegetables and sweet spices in yellow color. Pancit Palabok is usually served in birthday and Christmas parties. Other ingredients of the pancit palabok consists of rice noodles, sauce that is composed of shrimp broth, pork, pork rinds, oysters, and squid.

5. Arroz Caldo

Arroz Caldo is a soup dish that soothes the people who eat it when they are sick. This soup is made of ginger, hard boiled egg, toasted garlic and green onions.

6. Tinolang Manok

Tinolang manok is a dish in which chicken and green vegetables are thrown in together in a soup mix for a spicy like taste to spark the taste buds, as reported in

7. Baked Lumpia Rolls

This dish comes in the form of flour rolled wraps with vegetables, pork or chicken, topped with sweet and spicy sauces mixed into one, rolled within the flour wraps, as reported in

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