Food in the Philippines


Filipino food is an exotic, tasteful fusion of Oriental, European (Latin) and American culinary influences with a wide variety of fresh seafood and delectable fruits. Like most Asian countries rice is a staple and is served at every meal.

Widely considered the national dish of the Philippines and consists of chicken or pork marinated in garlic, vinegar and soy sauce.

Kaldereta is a tasty beef stew with tomato sauce, garlic, onions, carrots, peppers and potatoes; warming and delicious all at once.

The Philippines is famous for its fresh juicy mangoes. Enjoy them in their natural state, in a fruit salad or in juices and smoothies. The perfect sweet treat to accompany any meal.


The experience of trying out street foods in the Philippines is an adventure in itself. Some favourites include:

Banana Q
Banana coated in caramelised brown sugar and skewered on a bamboo stick, Banana Q is served as an afternoon snack.

Taho is a bean curd made of silken tofu which is then topped with sweet syrup and caramelised brown sugar served with sago or tapioca pearls. Exotic, unusual and delicious; it's like nothing you've tried before.