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ni Carlos V. Francisco

Philippine cuisine is as diverse
as the different cultural groups that make up
the Filipino people. It is flavored by a rich variety of
herbs and spices found all over the islands. Aside from
the many tropical fruits and vegetables grown in
the mountains and plains, fish, meat and poultry are
also a major part of the Filipino diet.
Rice is a staple food.

       Contact with foreign cultures resulted in
interesting blends of flavors with Philippine cuisine.
Spanish and Chinese cooking are among the many
influences on Filipino food preparation.

        This page provides links to some of the most
delicious and more popular Filipino dishes prepared for
everyday meals and special occasions. Try them!