Metro Manila · Cuisine, Food & Beverages
The Philippine cuisine is not the typical Asian cuisine you might imagine. Here we tell you everything you need to know about Filipino food culture, from typical meals and beverages to street food, wet markets, and Jollibee.
Four centuries of Spanish rule followed by several decades of American influence shaped the Philippines in a unique yet not-too 'Asian' way. Compared to food and drinks in other parts of Southeast Asia, the Philippine cuisine is quite heavy, not spicy, and features less vegetables. In regards to seafood and fish, the Philippine cuisine offers excellent dishes.