Filipino cuisine has gained popularity in the United States and Europe over the last few years. There are many reasons behind this growth of interest in this fast paced new world cuisine. First, Americans are becoming aware of Filipino food for its unique blend of flavors, colors and spices, and for the rich history of Filipino immigrants to the U.S. Second, as the Caribbean nations are opening themselves up more to foreign trade, Westerners are realizing that Filipinos are fast rising to become competitive in the business world. Third, it is getting popular because the fast-paced lifestyles of Filipinos have a way of blending well with the fast-paced lifestyles of Westerners. Fourth, the growth of the tourism industry in the Philippines has also helped fuel the growth of Filipino cuisine.
In Manila, Filipino restaurants can be found everywhere, from busy bistros to tiny little corner bistros serving delicious Filipino fare. Even in larger cities such as New York or Los Angeles, there are many restaurants offering authentic Filipino fare. A common misconception about Filipino food is that it is primarily a hot pot meal. However, Filipinos do enjoy many varieties of food from different regions, including a full menu of seafood, steaks, chicken salad, fried foods, vegetables, salads, and even desserts. Here are some of the top Philippine cuisines you should try:
Amazing Filipino Cuisine Dishes
Filipino Seafood: If you want to start your day off right, a bowl of Filipino Seafood is what you need. It’s easy to cook, easy to catch, and extremely filling. In fact, seafood is one of the most popular Filipino dishes in the United States. One of the most popular forms of Filipino Seafood is Filipino caldereta. Caldereta is fish fillet that are fried tenderly and are served with vegetables, served with a dipping sauce made with vinegar, rose water, and sugar.
Filipino Chicken: Another delicious Filipino dish that can be found all over the city is Filipino chicken. One of the most common ingredients of the chicken is Inquada Bado, yellowish fish soup flavored with vinegar. Usually, Inquada Bado is served with a sweet coconut soup and may also have a fish cake that is filled with crab meat. The chicken is always grilled before serving.
Filipino Pork: Another pork dish that is common in Filipino meals is the pork loin, which is similar to the white-fish fillet. Pork loin is marinated in ginger, garlic, and salt for several hours before being fried. During this process, the meat becomes tender and cooked almost completely. The cooked pork is then served with a sweet and sour sauce.
Filipino Chili: This cuisine is a staple in many Filipino homes. It is made up of many spices such as onion, garlic, bell pepper, etc. Also, limes and cucumbers are adding to make the chili very colorful. This dish is served with steamed white rice or the common basis board (tahu tenures). Although this cuisine is seen as a delicacy, many do not like it too much as they feel it takes away from the taste of their food.
Cuisines in the Philippines are also influenced by other cultures. One of these is Italian food. Many Filipino families will also incorporate Italian food into their diets because it is very easy to cook and one can also find Italian dishes all around the place. Examples of this include pizza, spaghetti, and gelato. Gelato is a dessert made with fruit juices, nuts, and cream.
There are so many things that define Filipino cuisine. These foods reflect many different ethnicities, allowing many people from various regions in the world to enjoy Filipino food. The thing that they have in common though is the freshness of the foods and the enjoyment that people get from them. As long as people continue to enjoy Filipino food, there is no reason why they should change their way of preparing it. Filipino cuisine has already taken over the world.