Famous Filipino Food: 15 Must-Eat Dishes in the Philippines

We have compiled 15 of the best dishes in the Philippines for your sampling pleasure – make sure you try them all!


Tocino is the Filipino version of bacon. It is pork belly cured in sugar, salt, and various other spices then fried – yum!


It consists of slices of raw fish marinated in vinegar along with other ingredients like calamansi juice, salt, pepper, and chili peppers.


Sinigang is a sour soup that is typically made with pork and tamarind though sometimes other sour fruits like guava, green mango, or calamansi are used instead.


Kare-kare is a thick stew made from oxtail, vegetables, and a peanut sauce.


Pork sisig is most common and it consists of chopped up pig ears, jowls and liver, onion, and chili peppers delivered on a sizzling hot skillet with a raw egg on top.


Adobo is often called the national dish of the Philippines and it’s certainly the most famous Filipino dish. The flavor is created using vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper.

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