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stdClass Object ( [ID] => 31704 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2013-08-29 04:46:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-08-29 04:46:11 [post_content] => THE  Philippines sometimes seems to get the short end of the stick when it comes to tourism in Southeast Asia - sure, plenty of people visit the beautiful beaches there every year, but there doesn't seem quite as much  obsessive enthusiasm as there is for Thailand or Vietnam. [caption id="attachment_31706" align="alignnone" width="720" caption="Adobo dish in the Philippines (Photo: Ekaterina Pokrovsky via Shutterstock)"]Adobo[/caption] But there are many reasons to visit the Philippines, and the food is among them. The influence of several cultures is present in Filipino dishes, but the people here have made those flavors and tastes their own, resulting in a unique culinary imprint. Here are six of the best dishes to try when traveling in the Philippines.
Pan de sal
Start your morning with this bit of deliciousness, a sweet bread that is typically eaten for breakfast. Get up early so you can buy them when they're still warm and soft. You'll probably want to buy a whole bag because it's almost impossible to eat just one. These are perfect with a cup of tea for a quick nosh before you head off to see the sights.
Adobo
This one goes almost without saying. If you're in the Philippines, you must try the adobo, a well-seasoned and flavorful meat dish. The meat is marinated in a delicious mixture of soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar, and sometimes black peppercorn and bay leaves, and cooked to perfection. This is one of the country's most well-known dishes, so you won't have a hard time seeking it out while you're there. [caption id="attachment_31755" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A man pedals his three-wheeled bike with lechon, or roasted pigs. Pic: AP."][/caption]
Lechon
If you're lucky enough to take part in any kind of celebration while in the Philippines, you'll likely be treated to lechon, or roasted pig on a spit. It can be tough to stomach the sight of the pig turning over the crackling fire, but if you can get past that, your taste buds will certainly thank you. The crisp, tender, fresh meat will melt on your tongue and the communal eating experience among locals will be one you'll remember for a long time to come. The custom has its origins in Spain, and its roots in the Philippines are derived from the Spanish influence there.
Lumpia
These are essentially Filipino spring rolls, tightly wrapped and stuffed with finely chopped vegetables. Lumpia are a take on the Chinese spring roll, and are said to have become popular in the Philippines thanks to Chinese immigrants.
Kwek-kwek
The site When in Manila recommends this popular street food if you're hanging out in the Filipino capital. Kwek-kwek are hard-boiled quail eggs dipped in batter and fried. Alternatively, you can go for Toknenang, which are hard-boiled chicken eggs prepared the same way as the Kwek-kwek.
Sinugno
Seafood lovers will delight in this one, which consists of grilled tilapia in coconut milk. It's also cooked with mustard leaves, ginger and chili flakes, for a little extra kick, making it an especially flavorful dish. Find accommodation in the Philippines to suit your budget on Agoda.com [post_title] => 6 dishes to try in the Philippines [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 6-dishes-to-try-in-the-philippines [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-09-26 11:25:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-09-26 11:25:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=31704 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw )

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