Food from the Philippines: Squid

Sizzling Squid from The Philippines

Squid from the Philippines Squid is in plentiful supply all around the Philippine Islands. Mainly it comes in its adobo form which consists of a small squid chopped up in light adobo sauce mixed with the ink. It’s tastier than it looks. Sizzling Squid Found mainly in restaurants this is a larger squid stuffed with onion and …

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Great food from the Philippines: Tocino

Pork Tocino from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Tocino from the Philippines Tocino is usually made from pork, though it can also be made from other meats. It’s a bright reddish/pink  color from being marinated in anise wine, annatto, water, salt, sugar. Though I’ve seen vinegar being used on many an occasion. What does pork tocino like? The taste is quite sweet and …

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Great food from the Philippines: Lumpiang Shanghai

Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Lumpiang Shanghai from the Philippines Another Chinese / Asian influenced dish with a Filipino twist. Lumpiang Shanghai is a variation of a spring roll. Thin filo style pastry wrapped around pork or beef with some carrot, onion and green bean. To be honest the most common place I found Lumpiang Shanghai was in Chow King …

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Great food from the Philippines: Guso (seaweed)

Guso (seaweed) from the Philippines (click to enlarge)

Guso seaweed from the Philippines Guso is a popular side dish found in the Philippines both in homes and in public cafes at night. Guso itself is a seaweed and bright green in color. How is Guso prepared Guso is  soaked in vinegar and mixed with ginger, red bell pepper and tomato with some onion, …

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

Great Food from around the world (click to enlarge)

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. …

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