Food from The Philippines: Palitaw

Palitaw coconut desert from The Philippines

Palitaw from The Philippines I’ve only just come across Palitaw. And, it is already my second favorite sweet food in The Philippines. Made from sticky rice, sugar and then dipped in coconut it’s a delicious not overly sweet food. The little dusty stuff your see to the left is ground peanut. A little more about Palitaw …

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Food from The Philippines: Halo Halo

Halo Halo from the Philippines

Halo Halo from The Philippines Desert time in the Philippines! Halo Halo is the name given to the ever popular shaved ice dish in the Philippines. The ingredients of this sweet ice cream dish change depending on region, and … well, who’s making it. But the core items are shaved ice, milk, kidney beans, banana, …

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Food from the Philippines: Suman

Suman from The Philippines

Suman from The Philippines Mashed sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaves. Suman sounds good. And, it can be really good if you find the right vendor. The problem with this common sweet treat in The Philippines is that many vendors take short cuts in making it. Suman made with condensed …

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Food from the Philippines: Bibingka

Bibingka cake from the Philippines

Bibingka from The Philippines Bibingka is simply a rice flour cake found everywhere in The Philippines. This particular one is street made and baked in a local oven on the side of the road. I’ve seen it in bakery shops too, but its not the same there. The road side bakery uses traditional banana leaf …

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Food from The Philippines: Itlog (aka testicles)

a plate of cooked testicles from the Philippines called Itlog

Bull testicles Well, nearly every country has them. The Philippines is no exception when it comes to eating testicles. In this case, testicles of the bull or Itlog sa Baka. I will admit here, that I really don’t have a passion for eating internal organs. Just not my thing. I’ll also spare as many male genitalia …

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Food in The Philippines: Ube (strange, purple, popular!)

Ube Ice Cream from The Philippines

Ube ice cream in The Philippines There are many multicolored food stuff’s in The Philippines. In fact, the nation seems to have no regard for the dangers of artificial colorings and additives whatsoever. However, there is one natural color that keeps popping up everywhere. Including in food. And, that’s the color purple. Most of this comes from …

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