Asian Food Primer: Filipino Food
by David Johnson
Asian Foods Guide
Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.
As a crossroads, the Philippines has been influenced by many cultures. Chinese, Malay, Spanish, American, Indian, Arab, and even Mexican influences can be detected in Filipino cooking.
fish, beef, pork, chicken, rice, soybeans, corn, coconuts, pineapples, melons, spices
lechon (roast pork); sinegang (fish stew); pancit (noodles with meat and vegetables); fresh or fried lumpia (egg rolls); halo halo (milkshake with beans, gelatin, milk, shaved ice, fresh fruit, and ice cream); lecheflan (custard); dinaguan (soup); adobo (chicken and pork stew); misua (angel hair noodle soup); coconut cake; Philippine fruit salad, mechado (Philippine beef stew)