A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime
A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime

Food and Drinks

Tamales, adobo, leche flan – Spanish, Mexican dishes Filipinos took as their own, along with New World fruits such as tomato, avocado, and papaya

  • The Spanish brought unknown vegetables such as potatoes and tomatoes, and taught Filipinos how to bake bread in an oven and the secret to thickening sauces
  • Also from the New World came guava, pineapple and papaya, as well as avocado, corn, and spices, all of which Filipinos added to the local diet

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A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime
A selection of traditional dishes from the Philippines. Filipino cuisine has been hugely influenced for centuries by ingredients and cooking techniques from Spain and the New World. Photo: Getty Images/500px Prime
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