Archive for the 'Filipino food' Category

My Top 3 best / worst foods in The Philippines

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Dried Fish from The Philippines

The best, and the worst of Food from The Philippines My Food from The Philippines series has been one I’ve enjoyed a lot. There are three main reasons. I like food, and eat far too much of it. The main reason here, is quite simply it’s one of my secrets to long-term travel. I move… Continue reading more »

Food from The Philippines: Mango Float

Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Mango Float from The Philippines

Mango Float from The Philippines I’ve said it previously, I am not that much of a sweet tooth. Mango Float may just be the exception! It’s really quiet spectacular. Made from layers of fresh thinly sliced mangos. Mixes cream and condensed milk. Alongside layers of graham crackers. Each layer is stacked up as many times… Continue reading more »

Food from the Philippines: Turrón

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Turrón - fried plantain

Turrón from The Philippines Fried saba banana (similar to plantain) is available nearly everywhere in The Philippines. Turrón is a variation of this and is treated as a snack. Saba or plantain is a type of banana that can only be eaten when cooked. Personally, I am not a huge fan of it as I find plantain to be quite… Continue reading more »

Food from The Philippines: Loro Fish (Parrot Fish)

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
A parrot fish from The Philippines

Eating Parrot or Loro Fish from The Philippines Loro means Parrot in Tagalog (the northern language of The Philippines). To many people outside of Asia, or the Caribbean, the Parrot fish is that brightly colored beautiful fish you see in underwater photographs or videos. Dare I mention, Nemo here! In Polynesia Parrot fish is considered… Continue reading more »

Food from The Philippines: Banana Ketchup

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Banana Ketchup from The Philippines

Banana Ketchup from The Philippines Yes, it’s ketchup, and yes it’s made from Bananas! In between the last of my two final social integration articles I wanted to put in something a bit lighter. Banana Ketchup made the list! Where does Banana Ketchup come from? The Philippines! There’s also rumored to be a variation of… Continue reading more »

Food from the Philippines: Fast food – Chicken Lauriat

Friday, November 12th, 2010
Chicken Lauriat at Chow King (click to enlarge)

Chicken Lauriat from Chow King So fast food may not be deemed as great in the rest of the world. But, in the Philippines it’s becoming a mainstay of city life. It’s not surprising to find huge groups celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or mini conferences in fast food restaurants here. For the traveler hopping into a fast food restaurant… Continue reading more »

Food from The Philippines: Bolinao (stinky fish)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Dried Bolinao fish from The Philippines

Dried Bolinao fish Dried Bolinao is the official name, stinky fish is my nickname. There are many many types of dried fish in The Philippines. Walk into any market and you will find a section dedicated to sun-dried fish. From whole squid, to slices of the unknown. From fish heads to delicate tiny little fish it’s all here. Real names… Continue reading more »