How to find the best food in the Philippines is by asking locals for recommendations, looking for street food vendors with long lines, and checking online food blogs.
The top dishes you must try in the Philippines are:
- Adobo: a dish made with chicken or pork, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper
- Sinigang: a soup made with tamarind, fish, shrimp, vegetables, and pork
- Lechon: roasted suckling pig
- Pork sisig: a dish made with chopped pork, onion, chili peppers, and vinegar
- Tinola: a soup made with chicken, ginger, and vegetables
- Kare kare: a stew made with beef or oxtail, vegetables, and peanut sauce
- Lumpia: a spring roll filled with meat and vegetables
- Siomai: steamed dumplings filled with pork and vegetables
- Bibingka: a rice cake made with coconut milk and topped with cheese
The best restaurants in the Philippines for Filipino food are, not in particular order.
- Aling Lucing’s Sisig in Angeles City
- Aling Nene’s in Manila
- Bistro Remedios in Cebu City
- Carinderia ni Tandang Sora in Quezon City
- Goto King in Manila
Tips for eating the best food in the Philippines are:
- Stick to street food that’s cooked fresh in front of you
- Avoid salads and uncooked fruits and vegetables
- Drink only bottled water or water that’s been boiled
- Be careful of ice in drinks
- Don’t eat food from vendors who don’t look clean
The best time to visit the Philippines for food is during the summer, when fruits and vegetables are in season. And very affordable too.
The worst food in the Philippines is anything that’s been sitting out in the heat, like street food that’s been sitting in the sun.
The best food for travelers in the Philippines is street food that’s been cooked fresh, as well as Filipino dishes that are already cooked.
How to avoid getting sick from food in the Philippines is by only eating food that’s been cooked fresh, avoiding salads and uncooked fruits and vegetables, drinking only bottled water or water that’s been boiled, and being careful of ice in drinks.
I wish you have an enjoyable experience while in the Philippines.