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It’s a fact that one of the reasons people travel is because of the food. To get a real taste of a country’s lifestyle and culture, you have got to take a taste of their food. Each country always has that one or two (or two dozen!) local dish that are seldom served anywhere else, for the Philippines, here are some of the dishes that Pinoy’s are so fond of. Take a peek and don’t forget to grab a bite of these delicious dishes.

Tinola – chicken, papaya and a few green leafy vegetables. These are only few of the Tinola’s major ingredients. A favorite food during rainy seasons because it is best served hot, the Tinola’s soup is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. For some, they consider Tinola as a comfort food because you get to sip the soup, feel the warmth and relax.

Lumpiang Sariwa – mainly made from palm hearts, the lumpiang sariwa comes with a really great tasting sauce with peanut bits for added taste. Basically, it’s a mixture of different vegetables. Carrots, lettuce, you name it, the lumpiang sariwa has it. And it doesn’t, you can probably add it there too for greater taste!

Pinakbet – or just ‘pakbet, this Pinoy dish is a mixture of different vegetables ranging from eggplants, squash etc. What really gives pinakbet its memorable taste is the bagoong mixed in with the dish. You might not like it at first because of this ingredient, but the bagoong is an acquired taste and pretty soon, you’ll be munching on pinakbet like the rest of us!

Lechon – Pig roasted over a roaring pit, it’s amazing how much lechon is featured in any Philippine celebration. In fact, just having lechon on the table is enough to warrant a special occasion, regardless of whether it’s an important day or not.

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