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Filipino cuisine


Filipino cuisine is composed of the cuisines of 144 distinct ethno-linguistic groups found throughout the Philippine archipelago. However, a majority of mainstream Filipino dishes that compose Filipino cuisine are from the cuisines of the Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog, Bicolano, Visayan, Chavacano and Maranao ethno-linguistic groups. The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over many centuries from their Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine of Indian, Chinese, Spanish and American influences, in line with the major waves of influence that had enriched the cultures of the archipelago, as well as others adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.


  • History and influences 

  • Characteristics 

  • Common dishes 

  • Merienda 

  • Pulutan 

  • Bread and pastries 

  • Fiesta food 

  • Regional specialties 

  • Main dishes 

  • Side dishes and complements 

  • Desserts 

  • Street food and other snacks 

  • Exotic dishes 

  • Cooking methods 

  • Native ingredients 

  • Beverages