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Whole pig roasted to the crispy skin stage over coals. Named Lechon de Leche when a suckling pig is used. This specialty is essential for festive parties and celebrations - and has become the national dish, along with Adobo.


Marinated pork and/or chicken is sauteed, then simmered with the marinade along with garlic, vinegar and soy sauce.

Lumpia Shanghai

Small, thin spring roll with a minced pork stuffing. A popular hors d'oeuvre.

Pancit Canton

Egg noodles stir-fried with tiny shrimp, minced pork and sausage, bite-sized vegetables, what have you. Many pancit versions exist including Pancit Bihon.

Halo Halo

A dessert made with sweetened jackfruit, beans, milk, and crushed ice. Served in a tall glass with a spoon. Name translates "mix-mix".

Kare Kare

A rich peanut-accented stew made with ox tails. Entrails and vegetables are frequently added.


A soupy dish made with chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables, you name it. Tamarind gives Sinigang its essential sour note.


Sticky rice wrapped and steamed in a banana or palm leaf.


A stew of pork and pig innards thickened with fresh pig’s blood.


Boiled fertilized duck egg complete with the visible embryo. It's an acquired taste.

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