Food Spots in the Philippines

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El Nido Big Lagoon & limestones cliff

El Nido

Palawan
El Nido is home to one of the most mesmerizing sceneries you can ever experience. With its lagoons filled with soothing clear waters, it is renowned for its white-sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and a plethora of activities on the island.
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Aerial View of Tulang Diot Island, Camotes

Camotes Islands

Cebu
The beauty of nature emanates from the various beaches and farms found in Camotes. You can bask in the warmth of the tropical sunshine while sipping a cold bottle of booze.
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Tanay Rizal mountain view

Tanay

Rizal
Tanay, Rizal is a perfect place to escape from the busy hustles in the metro. It offers a unique dimension that may be extra attractive for outdoor junkies and nature lovers. Here’s a quick guide on why Tanay, Rizal should be your next go-to place when you’re stressed.
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Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande, Siargao

Siargao Island

Surigao Del Norte
Beautiful white sand beaches, clear waters, exotic wildlife, large mangrove forests, enchanting lagoons... Siargao has it all!
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Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila

Intramuros

Metro Manila
Also known as the Walled City, Intramuros was built by the Spaniards more than 400 years ago and served as the Spanish government’s seat during its colonization in the Philippines.
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Chocolate hills green forest in Bohol

Chocolate Hills

Bohol
Known for its uniquely shaped group of hills, Chocolate Hills offers an extraordinary landscape on the island of Bohol.
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Loboc river floating restaurant

Loboc River

Bohol
Loboc River, sometimes called the Loay River, is one of the cleanest rivers in the Philippines. It has seemingly green waters, but some locals stated that its color is from the reflection of leaves, and it has originally brown waters.
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Vigan street Calle Crisologo

Vigan

Ilocos Sur
Vigan City is one of the few finest preserved Spanish colonial towns in the Philippines. Known for its Renaissance structures, it has also been influenced by Chinese and European architecture.
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Baguio sunrise

Baguio

Benguet
The abundance of pines in Baguio city has resulted in the nickname “City of Pines.” Additionally, thanks to its relatively cooler climate, it is dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
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Zamboanga City aerial view

Zamboanga City

Zamboanga Del Sur
City of Flowers, Zamboanga is a progressive city located in the south-western area of the Philippines. Its rich Spanish culture, mesmerizing tourist spots, and the prevalence of Chavanano, the only Spanish-based creole in the country, make Zamboanga City worth traveling to.
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Boracay Island Aerial Shot

Boracay Island

Aklan
With its extraordinary beaches and exclusive resorts, it definitely has the power to turn heads. Even with a size as small as seven kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width, this holiday destination is home to a plethora of beach activities and water sports.
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Laoag City Sign

Laoag

Ilocos Norte
Laoag is home to several historical landmarks and a tropical savanna climate. But it also has mesmerizing sceneries and jam-packed activities that will surely make any traveler’s stay worth it.
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Coron Island blue water with islands

Coron

Palawan
Coron Island are one of the most captivating tourist destinations in the Philippiens. Its spectacular white beaches and clear blue waters are perfect for those looking for a retreat from the hectic city life.
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San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod

Bacolod City

Negros Occidental
Dubbed as the "Sugar Bowl of the Philippines," and "The Gateway to Sugarlandia," Bacolod is a highly progressive and the richest elite city in Negros Occidental
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Sunset sky over Mactan Island

Mactan Island

Cebu
Mactan is known as Coral Island and thus, one of the major tourist destinations of Cebu. Mactan offers a variety of underwater and cultural activities that you will surely enjoy!
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Discover the Flavors of the Philippines: A Guide to the Best Food Spots in the Archipelago

 

The Philippines is a melting pot of cultures and traditions, and its cuisine is a reflection of this diversity. From the traditional dishes passed down from generation to generation to the fusion of flavors influenced by Spanish, Chinese, and Malay cuisine, there is something for every palate in the Philippines.

One of the most popular traditional dishes in the Philippines is Adobo. This dish is made with meat, usually chicken or pork, cooked in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and pepper. It's a staple dish in every Filipino household and can be found in almost every restaurant in the Philippines.

Another must-try dish in the Philippines is Sinigang. This sour soup is made with tamarind as the base, and usually includes fish, pork, or shrimp, and vegetables such as okra and eggplant. It's a hearty and comforting dish, perfect for a rainy day.

For seafood lovers, the Philippines is a paradise. The country's long coastline and many islands make it a perfect spot for fresh seafood. A popular seafood dish in the Philippines is Kinilaw, a raw fish dish similar to ceviche. It's made with fresh fish, usually, tuna or salmon, marinated in vinegar, ginger, and chili.

The Philippines is also known for its street food scene. The country's night markets or "turo-turo" are a great spot to try a variety of dishes, from grilled meats to fried street foods. One of the most popular street foods in the Philippines is the famous "Balut", a fertilized duck egg with a partially-developed duck inside, it's a delicacy in the Philippines.

For dessert, the Philippines is known for its sweet treats. The most popular dessert is "Halo-halo", a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk, and various ingredients such as sweet beans, fruits, and jelly. Another popular sweet treat is "Turon", a fried banana roll filled with caramelized brown sugar and jackfruit.

The Philippines is a food lover's paradise. From traditional dishes to street foods, the country's diverse cuisine is a reflection of its culture and history. Discover the flavors of the Philippines by visiting these food spots.

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