Filipino food may not be as famous as that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors. But with more than 7,000 islands and a colorful history, the archipelago has some delicious dishes of its own. Blessed with an abundance of seafood, tropical fruits and creative cooks, there’s more to Filipino food than the mind-boggling balut (duck embryo).You just have to know where to find them and how to eat them. ( travel.cnn.com)
Aside from street style food, and fast food restaurants in the mall and what seems like every street corner, including Jollibee, ChowKing and Mang Inasal, Filipino cuisine centers around the combination of sweet, sour, and salty, although in the Bicol region, the Cordilleras, and among Muslim Filipinos, spicy is a base of cooking flavor.