Things to Eat in Philippines

Things to Eat in Philippines – Here are some dishes you should try if it’s your first time in the Philippines.

It’s been two weeks since I came here to Philippines, and I realized that I haven’t talked about the food yet. Few months ago, I wrote about Things to Eat in Korea. Now that I’m here, I feel that I should share it with you too.

As a Balikbayan*, I look forward eating Filipino food! So guys, please stop asking my fellow balikbayans to treat you in a restaurant with foreign cuisine. We really missed eating Filipino food. Take us to a restaurant that serves authentic Filipino food.

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Meat Lovers Bilao in Balinsasayaw

Things to eat in Philippines

(Meat Lovers Edition)

1. Beef Kare Kare

Kare-kare is a Philippine stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce. It is made from a base of stewed oxtail, pork hocks, calves feet, pig feet, beef stew meat, and occasionally offal or tripe.

2. Crispy Pata

Crispy pata is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip. We usually pair it with Sukang Pinakurat – Spiced Coconut Vinegar, a condiment most popular in the Philippines use for dipping grilled or fried dishes.

3. Ilocos Bagnet

Ilocos Bagnet is a slab of pork boiled and deep-fried until it turns golden brown to achieve the crispy, crunchy pork skin . It’s a cross between crispy pata and lechon kawali!

4. Whole Fried Chicken Baked Boneless Bangus

In the menu, I opt to change whole fried chicken to baked boneless Bangus. I only eat friend chicken from *Jollibee!

Baked Boneless Bangus is basically a big marinated milkfish, painted with lemon juice, and seasoned with salt and pepper. It is baked with Parmesan cheese on top of it. Yum!

5. Grilled Pork Liempo

Grilled Pork Liempo is a boneless cut of fatty meat from the belly of a pig. It is usually served with a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and chopped onions and siling labuyo.

6. Pork Sisig

Pork Sisig is composed of chopped pigs face (snout included) and ears with a generous amounts of chicken liver. It’s usually paired with beer for those who love social drinking.

7. Bulalo

Bulalo is a light colored soup that is made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones until the collagen and fat has melted into the clear broth. I think it’s similar with Galbitang!

Check out the prices below:

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  • Balikbayan – Filipino returning to Philippines
  • Jollibee – The most famous fast food chain in Philippines

This post is not sponsored by Balinsasayaw but I highly recommend it for those who are craving for authentic Filipino food.

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This is how our table looks like.

I love the ambiance of Balinsasayaw!

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It can also be a good place to take some pictures!


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