Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock
The Philippines

Philippine dish lugaw, inspired by Chinese congee, stirs debate in locked-down Manila

  • The popular rice porridge trended on social media after an official told a Grab delivery driver that it was not essential during Covid-19 curfew restrictions
  • The issue took a political slant, with government official Epimaco Densing III taking a swipe at Vice-President Leni Robredo, who had been nicknamed #LeniLugaw

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Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese migrants brought their rice congee to the Philippines in the 1500s, after which locals tweaked it into something that is considered a comfort food today. Photo: Shutterstock
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