Delicious Filipino Food You Should Try Before You Die


Although a less known cuisine, Filipino food is on a fast meteoric rise for both foodies and gourmands alike.  The cuisine is rich with Spanish and Asian influences, but at the same time there is a distinct Filipino stamp in all of their food that makes it uniquely (and deliciously) Filipino.  Whether it may be the partnering of salty-sour, savory-sweet, crunchy-soft, Filipino food is truly masarap (Note: This list is in no particular order and is by no means comprehensive).

#1 Balut

Don’t be intimidated by the balut’s infamous reputation.  For those who’ve tried it, it tastes just like egg with some delicious soup.  Balut is actually a duck embryo that is around 17 days old.  It is boiled and served with spicy vinegar or rock salt.  A staple in every street corner.


#2 Adobo

Nothing says Filipino more than adobo.  Although it may have originated from Mexico, Filipinos figured out that when you cook chicken and/or pork in salt, vinegar, pepper, garlic, soy sauce, and other spices, this preserves the meat even without putting it inside a refrigerator.