The Foodie in Me

I love food. In making my itineraries, I always make sure to include the must try food in every province/town I will visit. I believe trying native dishes in different places is also a satisfying experience in itself. You become a part of the place’s culture by partaking in the meals and delicacies the locals eat and produce. OTOP (One Town One Product) showcases the unique, local gastronomic products that can be found in each town.

Filipinos love grilled meat and coconut milk-based dishes like these from Dumaguete and Aklan provinces. So savory! One cup serving of rice is not enough. 😀

Aside from meals paired with rice, Filipinos are also fond of eating noodle soup and pancit. Birthdays/parties here are often celebrated with pancit (for long life haha). Here are some noodle dishes I’ve tried from Iloilo and Albay.

Seafood lovers rejoice! Get your hands dirty and dig in to these delicious dishes from Davao, Surigao, Iloilo, Dumaguete and Palawan. Lami kaayo! Saraaap! 😉

Of course every meal is not complete without dessert. The most popular Filipino dessert is called Halo-halo. I found this really nice infographic standee of what’s in a halo-halo, at a resort in El Nido beach, Palawan. Even Anthony Bourdain loved it too!

Halo-halo

Halo-halo

I found some of the best halo-halo in town! My personal favorites are Nokinocs and Halo-halo de Iloko from Palawan and La Union respectively. 🙂

These treats are perfect for summer! Anyone cannot say No to luscious cakes and glutinous rice cakes offered in many towns too. Here are the other sweets I’ve enjoyed in Bacolod, Laguna, Quezon and Tagaytay. ❤

Uh-oh these food shots can make anyone hungry now.  😀

I have more interesting foodtrip stories to share so watch out for future posts. Let’s eat, drink and be merry! 😉

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