How hard is it to choose ten dishes from so may and when we say many we mean thousands.
Pinoy or Filipino food is just wonderful and underrated. Get in take a look at this top ten Filipino food list and if you enjoy them, get over to our youtube channel and get involved, we have hundreds more great how to cook recipe videos.
01 – Adobo
A ubiquitous dish in every household in the Philippines, it’s Mexican in origin, but Filipinos found that cooking meat (often chicken and pork) in vinegar, salt, garlic, pepper, soy sauce and other spices, was a practical way to preserve meat without refrigeration.
02 – Sisig
Credit goes to Aling Lucing who invented this dish at a humble stall along the train railways in Angeles City, Pampanga.
03 – Pancit Palabok
The noodle dish is layered with rice noodles, a rich orange sauce made from shrimp broth, pork, hard boiled eggs, shrimps, chicharon (pork rinds) and sometimes oysters and squid.
04 – Bulalo
The broth is rich with flavors seeped from the beef after boiling for hours. The bones are big, meaning more bone marrow to enjoy.
05 – Arroz Caldo
Cooked with ginger and sometimes garnished with a hard-boiled egg, toasted garlic and green onions, this Filipino food is sold in street-side stalls.
06 – Kare Kare
This stew of oxtail has the most delicious sauce made from ground toasted rice and crushed peanuts. Banana blossom, eggplants and string beans add more interesting textures, to make it a complete meal on its own.
07 – Sinigang
Sinigang is a stew of fish, prawns, pork or beef soured by fruits like tamarind, kamias or tomatoes. Often accompanied by vegetables like kangkong, string beans and taro, this stew is eaten with rice.
08 – Pinakbet
Up north in Ilocos, the vegetable dish of okra, eggplant, bitter gourd, squash, tomatoes and bagoong (shrimp or fish paste) called pinakbet is a favorite.
09 – Bicol Express
A fitting tribute to people who love coconut and spicy food is bicol express, a fiery chili, pork and coconut milk stew.
10 – Lechon Kawali
The entire pig is spit-roasted over coals, with the crisp, golden-brown skin served with liver sauce, the most coveted part. We do not have a whole pig video so check out this Lechon Kawali one.