Calamansi is ever-present in the Filipino kitchen. What is sometimes called the Philippine lime or calamondin is a versatile pantry staple that finds many uses in everyday cooking. Its juice lends a unique balance of sweet and tart to dishes that no other citrus fruit...
Calamansi plays a significant role in the Philippines’ culinary heritage—perhaps just as much as vinegar or patis. In fact, this green citrus fruit, no bigger than a shallot, is ubiquitous in Filipino cuisine, from mixing it with soy sauce to make a salty-tangy...
The thing with homestyle dishes is that you will always harbor a personal penchant for the version to which you are most attached to—your mom’s, your lola’s, the one you order every Christmas for the last 20 years. It is why you can rarely find traditional adobo in...
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The 7 Top Food Exports of the Philippines
If Spain’s top exports include olive oil and pig meat, and India ships tons of basmati rice, what are the prime commodities the Philippines provides to the global marketplace?
The Philippines’s Unique Geography and Diverse Produce
A country renowned for its pristine beaches and infectious hospitality, the Philippines is also the culinary dark horse that is making its presence felt throughout the world….
The Philippines is gifted with a natural abundance of souring ingredients, paving the way for an affinity for dishes with varying levels of sourness.
This affinity for anything sour is not some random inclination attained in recent years. It is deeply rooted in the country’s culture, history, and even environment.
Whether it’s as a condiment or a means to preserve food, vinegar is part and parcel of the Filipino culinary culture.
A nipa hut served as its makeshift factory; earthen jars were used in the preservation process; and a sterling vision brought a humble fish by-product into global fame.
In Filipino cuisine, condiment is king.
A dish is never really finished in the kitchen but at the dining table where a variety of condiments await for final seasoning.
Ours is not the only cuisine that likes rich, deep and bold flavors, nor is it the only one that’s been influenced. So, what makes our food unique?
In a country where hospitality is innate and the people find any and every reason to eat, anyone is welcome to partake of the Filipino feast.