The Filipino's love for food and tasty, exotic cuisines is reflected in the numerous Filipino food recipes made over the years. Certain Filipino cooking methods were adapted from different cooking styles of the Far East with a whiff of Malayo-Polynesian origins. The transformation of Filipino food recipes and Philippine cuisines to what it is today can be attributed mostly to the influences of colonial rule over the country since the time of Spanish rule. However, distinct pre-Hispanic Filipino food recipes have survived the passage of time since the secrets to these recipes were passed on from generations to generations.
Different provinces in every part of the Philippine region have their own unique food recipe they can call their own. The Bicolanos' love spicy foods - soup dishes mixed with coconut milk and spices, the Ilocanos' have theirpinakbet, while the Ilonggos love chicken inasal. These Filipino food are really tasty when served with the humble cooked rice; boiled rice being the staple food of most Southeast Asian countries.
Perhaps, the most loved and best known Filipino food recipes or Philippine cuisines worldwide are the adobo and the sinigang. Just a whiff of their respective food aromas will send your stomach screaming and taste buds screaming for a taste.
Some of the famous Philippine dishes are the torta, mechado, kare-kare, longganisa, tapa, and of course the faithful lechon baboy (roasted pig). Who would forget the tasty lechon baboy when it is serve in every Filipino celebration, festival and fiesta.
Nowadays, Filipinos are fast becoming avid fans of grilled foods and barbecued dishes. Due to the Filipino ingenuity, some have created various recipes and appetizing sauces which are not found anywhere else but the Philippines. Filipinos love to gather together, visit the beautiful beaches, or they just party around but the good old grilled foods are never forgotten to be served in each of this gathering.
Time passes, but these Filipino foods will remain as they are - tasty and sumptuous. More and more variants of these Filipino food recipes will be created, but all the same, they show in part of the national identity of the Philippines.