TATAK PINOY

September 25, 2011 sarsie1901

Filipinos loves to eat that’s why they are also known for cooking unique and delicious dishes. Here are some Philippines’ very own delicacies.

1. Lechon.

Lechon is a Spanish word meaning “suckling pig”. In the Philippines, there are different kinds of Lechon, there is what we call Lechon Manok , Lechon Baka and of course Lechon Baboy which is very popular and  has become a part of the lives of the Filipino’s. It is usually prepared when celebrating special occasions like birthdays, baptisms, graduation and weddings even during holidays. Some call this the STAR of the occasion. In addition, it is  usually served during festivals in several parts of the country like Dingyang, Kadayawan or Moriones.  There is even a festival that celebrates the Lechon in Balayan Batangas. This is usually served with a sweet gravy made out of liver.

2. Bibingka

It is also known as rice cake. It is a made out of  a mixture of flour ground Glutinous rice sugar and egg cooked in a pot like container wrapped with banana leaves placed between a pan with a live charcoal. It is usually topped with coconut when served. It is popular especially during holiday season. People would buy one whenever they attend Misa De Gallo.

3. Taho

Taho is a popular street food in the Philippines and can be found all over the country. It is made out of  soft tofu, syrup and pearl sago. It is famous especially with kids. This is sold by someone called Magtataho. The Magtataho carries two aluminum bucks which hangs from each end of a large stick of wood. While carrying it, he shouts “Tahooo!” to attract prospect buyers. Because of the increasing demand, entrepreneurs made it even more delicious by adding up flavors like strawberry.

4. Halo-halo

Halo halo is a popular Filipino dessert made of mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk topped with boiled kidney beans, coconut sport, sugar palm, jack fruit, gulaman, sago, sweet potato, ube , leche flan, sugar and nata de coco and sometimes topped with ice cream placed in a bowl or a tall glass. When eating it, the ingredients should be mixed until the ube color has appeared. It is mostly available during summer season and is sold usually in a neighborhood, but because of high demands, restaurants and other food chains offer it with a more attractive presentation.

5. Ihaw-ihaw

Ihaw ihaw is a popular  street food in the Philippines which includes chicken feet, head, intestines, blood  boiled with a flavor and of course barbecue. It is then grilled while customers are waiting for their orders. It is dipped in a vinegar with onions when eaten. It is usually seen in the market, in the streets or even in the neighborhood. It is one of the most popular merienda of the Filipinos.

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