REGIONAL FOOD

Eat Like a Local: Food Tours You Can Try

Discover the best of local food with these delicious food tours.
Philippine cuisine has been attracting more and more local and foreign attention with the popularity of ube and rising popularity of chefs with Filipino heritage. But how well do you know the different flavors of the Philippines?Fortunately, there are a number of ...

From North To South: Make These Dishes If You're Missing A Taste Of Home

Cook these regional favorites so you won't get homesick.
Few dishes evoke nostalgia more than regional favorites you grew up with. The unique flavors, textures, and ingredients of a dish made from what's available in an area not only creates a dish that's local, it also creates a dish which has passed ...

WATCH: This Pork Pata Recipe Is The Perfect Combo of Sweet and Savory

This pata recipe is delicious! It marries sweet and savory all in one bite.
This tender pork pata recipe marries sweet and savory wonderfully to create a dish that's bursting with flavor. The sweetness from the sugar and the sourness from the vinegar creates a delicious and interesting contrast. You also get a combo of salty soy ...

This Is The Local + Easy Version Of The Spanish Paella That You Should Try

This easy paella version uses ingredients you can get at any supermarket or palengke.
Paella is a common enough dish in the Philippines that when it comes to celebrations and fiestas, so we are not surprised to see it on the buffet table. However, the ingredients that you need for traditional paella—the rice variety, the various seafood, the ...

These Are The Regional Pancit Dishes You Should Know About

Have you heard of the Grade 1 pancit?
Pancit is a staple dish in most Filipino celebrations–especially during birthdays as it is believed that it will give the celebrant a longer life. This delicious dish, although brought to the Philippines by the Chinese, is continuously being reinvented by Filipinos into various forms–mixing ...

This Is What People Eat For Noche Buena Around The Philippines

What’s on their table spread this Christmas?
Noche Buena, which is Spanish for “night of goodness,” is the bountiful feast served during the eve of Christmas. The typical Noche Buena spread for most Filipino gatherings include the hamonado, embutido, baked macaroni, bringhe (local paella), and sometimes, lechon. But this isn't the same ...

WATCH: This Is How To Make The Delicious Kakanin From Taguig And Pateros

This sticky kakanin is best served with a side of ice cream!
In the city of Taguig and the tiny town of Pateros, there is a sticky and gooey kakanin that is a relative unknown to the rest of Metro Manila called inutak. Residents of these two places claim the name comes from the texture of ...

This Kakanin From Mindanao Is Served To Royalty

It’s made from coconut milk, sugar, and rice flour.
There’s a kakanin in Mindanao that is said to be a symbol of royalty. Dodol is very similar to the kalamay, pastillas, and even inutak and is cooked the same way with slight differences.What’s similar and familiar to this Maranao version are the ingredients: coconut milk or ...

WATCH: This Spiced Bagnet Chicharon Is Crunchy And Irresistible

We used bagnet to make chicharon, and it was so delicious, it's addictive.
Pork belly is truly a favorite amongst Pinoys. From the lechon kawali to the roast pork belly recipes, we know the preferred cut of pork is the pork belly. It's no wonder that even the chicharon made from pork belly is addictive! We used the ...

Ready-To-Cook Bagnet And Chicharon Bulaklak Will Make Your Porky Dreams Come True

Plus, you don’t have to travel all the way to Ilocos Norte just to have your bagnet fix!
Chica’s Chicharronia, a small resto serving porky hits, has been serving its popular crispy bagnet, chicharon bulaklak, and other Filipino pulutan dishes since 2016. Now, you can have your pork favorites whenever the craving hits because Chica’s best-selling crispy pork now come in ...

Kapampangan-style Batchoy (Batsui) Recipe

Pampanga's version of the batchoy is a clear pork soup without any noodles.
Pampanga has some delicious recipes, including their versions of other dishes that others may not be more familiar with. The batchoy is one of these dishes that they made their own. What makes their version different is that it doesn't contain any noodles. It's a clear ...

6 Must-Try Recipes From Batangas

Savor the flavors of Batangas at the comfort of your own kitchen.
Batangas isn’t just a quick vacation from the metro, it’s also home to many of the dishes we all know and love. Turns out, Batangas is responsible for more than just our memories of beautiful beaches and the Taal Lake. It's also ...

These Substitute Fish Recipes Will Satisfy Your Tawilis Craving

Tawilis may be endangered but that doesn't mean you can't have your fish.
The tawilis is as Pinoy as tablea and bangus, so if you're devastated upon finding out that your favorite freshwater fish, the tawilis, is now on the endangered species list, be comforted that there are ways to still enjoy your favorite tawilis without actually consuming the fish. ...

Try Out This Kapampangan Mom's Meal Plan!

Experience what it means to eat like a Kapampangan.
According to Junie Sinio, a mom from San Fernando, Pampanga, she only began to appreciate cooking once she had her own family to feed. When she was a kid in the barrio, she used to watch her elders cook in the kitchen ...

WATCH: This Jollibee-Style Pancit Palabok Will Be Your Favorite Noodle Dish

It's delicious enough to share.
We bet the pancit palabok is one of your favorite orders at the popular fastfood chain. Guess what? We found that it's easy enough to hack at home, as long as you have the ingredients. It's a simple recipe but the combination of flavors is what makes it delicious ...

You Have To Try This Unique Yema Buko Pie!

Yema + buko pie in one!
Have you heard of a buko pie with a yema-flavored custard filling? Surprisingly, you can find this unique version of the buko pie in Malolos, Bulacan.A quick Google search of “Yema Buko Pie” will lead you to TLM Yema Buko Pie. Leonara ...

Beef Papaitan Recipe

You can also use beef tripe and beef meat for this spicy-bitter stew.
This unique dish is a popular regional recipe which traditionally uses goat innards. Not an adventurous eater? No problem! You could substitute the goat innards for beef tripe and beef meat instead! This gives you an opportunity to still try out the dish and ...

Have You Tried Isabela's Delicious Pancit Cabagan?

It's an underrated but really tasty dish.
If you're a big pancit fan, Isabela's Pancit Cabagan should make it to your must-try list. It's a dish that locals eat every day and may be served guisado-style or with a bit more sauce than usual. You can't go wrong with ...

How To Eat Pancit Lucban Like A Local

Lucbanins commonly don’t use any utensils.
Lucban, Quezon Province is a small municipality that prides itself for their delicious food. On any given occasion—whether it's the town’s Pahiyas Festival, a birthday celebration, or something as simple as breakfast, lunch, merienda, or dinner, Lucbanins love to eat Pancit Habhab.It's easy ...

All The Food Items You Should Bring Home From Isabela

This province is brimming with good eats!
If you find yourself in Isabela, you’ll be surprised to know that there are several dishes that should be on your food trip list. Rice, corn (both yellow and white corn), and monggo are Isabela's top crops and it’s natural that a lot of ...
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