Introducing – Great food from the Philippines (and maybe some not so great too)

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ May 4th, 2009. Updated on May 31st, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Filipino food.
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What is food from The Philippines really like when you travel there?

I love food. Seriously, it’s one of my biggest expenses when traveling besides from accommodation. I travel long and hard in most locations, keeping up a good intake of quality food helps keep my energy level up, and prevents me from getting sick. This was particularly true in Africa.

Due to my budget I generally eat in local places. cantinas, worker cafes and the markets. I avoid internal organs, and super high fat deep-fried anything made of flour foods. I’ve rarely been sick from eating on my travels. And when the call to nature does happen in a rush, it’s usually after I’ve been to a fast food place.

Before arriving in the Philippines I’d read many online resources, and guide books about the place. And, each one when it came to food basically said the Philippines was not a great place for good food.

Now, seeing as I am not a great lover of rice nor bony fish I was quite worried about all this. In truth, I really enjoy food in the Philippines. So I’d like to dispel a few things about it, and give an insight into what most guidebooks and people seem to be missing.

In between my regular journal posts I’ll be throwing in short little articles about a food or dish from the Philippines .

Each one will come with a photo, a short description of what it is, where to get it, and what I think of it.

The first dish is on the grill and coming up in a short while!

Read more about this series on Filipino food here

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2 Great responses to Introducing – Great food from the Philippines (and maybe some not so great too)

  1. Jodi says:

    Hi! I’ve been following your site for some time now and am also in the ‘Pines (and missing the food from elsewhere in Asia, that’s for sure!). Where will you be in the next few weeks? I am heading to Palawan – email if you’re interested in meeting up!

    • Hi there,
      I hear you about the food! I’m sending you an email.
      I’ve just been reading your site, and enjoying your Philippine travels. Great perspective, really enjoyed it!