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From renowned favourites to unique local delicacies, Filipino food is bursting with flavours that will satisfy diverse palates.
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Mouth-watering Cuisine

Relish in the abundance of seafood, tropical fruits, and creative cooking. Find out where to start your culinary journey!

Explore filipino cuisine 

Click on the pins to explore the Philippines’ must-try dishes and start planning your perfect culinary journey.

Filipino cuisine is some of the most interesting in Asia and its influences from Spanish colonisation, nearby Asian neighbours and Western styles have ensured the food is bursting with flavours that will satisfy all palates.

Information and images credited to Romulo Cafe & Restaurant 

Title Address Description
Bicol Express
Bicol, Philippines

Bicol is famed for its spicy food which is based largely on coconut and chillies. A favourite is Bicol Express; juicy bite-sized pork and chillies cooked in coconut cream. Other dishes not to miss are Laing; taro leaves with meat or seafood in coconut milk and spiced with chilli, lemongrass and more. 

Halo-halo
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert made up of crushed ice, evaporated milk, beans, tapioca pearls, various toppings such as fruit or jelly, and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Adobo
Siargao Island, Philippines

Adobo is an iconic dish in the Philippines’ is consists of a protein braised in vinegar and spiced with garlic and peppercorns. Across the islands of the Philippines there are different versions of adobo according to its own produce and preferred flavour profile.

Kare Kare
Tag-osip, Aklan, Philippines

Kare Kare is a type of Filipino stew with a rich and thick peanut sauce and traditionally uses ox tail which is simmered for hours.

Sisig
Pampanga, Philippines

Originating from the region of Pampanga in Luzon, this sizzling dish makes for a tasty meal. Popularly prepared with fried and sizzled pork seasoned with calamansi, chili peppers and sometime topped with an egg. Other versions use tuna, milkfish, chicken and soy.

Lechon
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

A firm favourite amongst Filipinos, the presence of lechon (suckling pig) is almost always guaranteed at a festive celebration. Whole pigs are spit-roasted slowly over charcoals for hours creating tender meat and crispy skin. 

Philippine Liquor & Spirits
Unnamed Road, Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Try local but world-class and award winning spirits such as Don Papa Rum. A premium aged, single island run from Negros Occidental. It is created on the foothills of the active volcano of Mount Kanlaon, where the finest sugar cane is milled to produce sweet, rich molasses. Other drinks to try in the Philippines include Emperador Brandy and San Miguel Beer.

Jollibee
Baluno, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Jollibee is the largest fast-food chain in the Philippines and is often referred to as the ‘McDonalds of the Philippines’. Popular due to its eclectic menu; fried chicken, pasta, pies which all have a ‘Jollibee’ twist – make sure you try their most famous offering the Chickenjoy.

Kakanin
Unnamed Road, Magpet, Cotabato, Philippines

Kakanin is derived from Kain (to eat) and Kanin (rice) and is an umbrella term for sweets made of glutinous rice and coconut milk. Some rice-based sweets include bibingka, sapin-sapin and more.

Chicken Inasal
Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Originating in Bacolod, this Filipino favourite is barbecued chicken that has been marinated in annatto, ginger, green chili, garlic, and lemongrass. 

Pancit Malabon
Bulacan, Philippines

From a coastal area in the Tagalog region – Bulacan, this rice noodle dish is prepared with shrimp, squid, smoked fish (tinapa) and oysters.

Lumpiang Ubod
Negros Occidental, Philippines

Negros Occidental is your destination for this dish featuring the heart of palm wrapped into a delicious egg roll

Ensaymada
Cavite, Philippines

A swirled-shaped sweet bread that is topped with grated Edam cheese and a light dusting of sugar and found in Cavite.

Empanada
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Heavily influenced by Spanish colonizers, this fried dough snack is stuffed with Vigan longanisa sausage and vegetables.

Boodle Fight
Boracay, Malay, Philippines

 A not-to-be-missed seafood feast (Boodle Fight). Expect freshly caught fish, squid, prawns and more!

Explore Filipino Cuisine

Click on the map pins to explore the Philippines and start planning your dream trip.

Title Address Description
Bicol Express
Bicol, Philippines

Bicol is famed for its spicy food which is based largely on coconut and chillies. A favourite is Bicol Express; juicy bite-sized pork and chillies cooked in coconut cream. Other dishes not to miss are Laing; taro leaves with meat or seafood in coconut milk and spiced with chilli, lemongrass and more. 

Halo-halo
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert made up of crushed ice, evaporated milk, beans, tapioca pearls, various toppings such as fruit or jelly, and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Adobo
Siargao Island, Philippines

Adobo is an iconic dish in the Philippines’ is consists of a protein braised in vinegar and spiced with garlic and peppercorns. Across the islands of the Philippines there are different versions of adobo according to its own produce and preferred flavour profile.

Kare Kare
Tag-osip, Aklan, Philippines

Kare Kare is a type of Filipino stew with a rich and thick peanut sauce and traditionally uses ox tail which is simmered for hours.

Sisig
Pampanga, Philippines

Originating from the region of Pampanga in Luzon, this sizzling dish makes for a tasty meal. Popularly prepared with fried and sizzled pork seasoned with calamansi, chili peppers and sometime topped with an egg. Other versions use tuna, milkfish, chicken and soy.

Lechon
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

A firm favourite amongst Filipinos, the presence of lechon (suckling pig) is almost always guaranteed at a festive celebration. Whole pigs are spit-roasted slowly over charcoals for hours creating tender meat and crispy skin. 

Philippine Liquor & Spirits
Unnamed Road, Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Try local but world-class and award winning spirits such as Don Papa Rum. A premium aged, single island run from Negros Occidental. It is created on the foothills of the active volcano of Mount Kanlaon, where the finest sugar cane is milled to produce sweet, rich molasses. Other drinks to try in the Philippines include Emperador Brandy and San Miguel Beer.

Jollibee
Baluno, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines

Jollibee is the largest fast-food chain in the Philippines and is often referred to as the ‘McDonalds of the Philippines’. Popular due to its eclectic menu; fried chicken, pasta, pies which all have a ‘Jollibee’ twist – make sure you try their most famous offering the Chickenjoy.

Kakanin
Unnamed Road, Magpet, Cotabato, Philippines

Kakanin is derived from Kain (to eat) and Kanin (rice) and is an umbrella term for sweets made of glutinous rice and coconut milk. Some rice-based sweets include bibingka, sapin-sapin and more.

Chicken Inasal
Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Originating in Bacolod, this Filipino favourite is barbecued chicken that has been marinated in annatto, ginger, green chili, garlic, and lemongrass. 

Pancit Malabon
Bulacan, Philippines

From a coastal area in the Tagalog region – Bulacan, this rice noodle dish is prepared with shrimp, squid, smoked fish (tinapa) and oysters.

Lumpiang Ubod
Negros Occidental, Philippines

Negros Occidental is your destination for this dish featuring the heart of palm wrapped into a delicious egg roll

Ensaymada
Cavite, Philippines

A swirled-shaped sweet bread that is topped with grated Edam cheese and a light dusting of sugar and found in Cavite.

Empanada
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Heavily influenced by Spanish colonizers, this fried dough snack is stuffed with Vigan longanisa sausage and vegetables.

Boodle Fight
Boracay, Malay, Philippines

 A not-to-be-missed seafood feast (Boodle Fight). Expect freshly caught fish, squid, prawns and more!

Wake Up in the Philippines

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In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Philippines has implemented temporary travel restrictions.  LEARN MORE

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