RE-BLOGGED: Buzzfeed.com – 21 Reasons WHY Filipino Food Is The Absolute Greatest

As I was lazily browsing through my facebook feed one afternoon (making the most out of my rest time before dealing with academic responsibilities), I saw this article written by Melissa Harrison for Buzzfeed.com about Filipino food recipes! Then I remembered about our Dito Po sa Asean blog wherein our group has to feature about the Philippines. So might as well grab the opportunity to re-blog this and share this to our audience because I am not really a good cook or whatever. So here it is! The 21 Reasons Why Filipino Food Is The Absolute Greatest.

Let’s feast!

Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed

1. Because our breakfasts look like this:

Because our breakfasts look like this:

We all know that a perfect plate of meat, rice, and a fried egg is the true breakfast of champions.

Recipe here: Tapsilog

2. Or like this:

Or like this:

Sweet, doughy mountains of bread topped with butter and cheese are approximately a thousand times tastier than cereal.

Recipe here: Homemade ensaymadas

3. Because we won’t judge when you inhale a dozen lumpia in one sitting:

Since that is, in fact, the proper serving size.

Recipes here: Lumpia with shrimp | Lumpia with ground chicken

4. Because we know there’s no problem that a little garlic and vinegar can’t solve:

Because we know there's no problem that a little garlic and vinegar can't solve:

Recipe here: Chicken adobo

5. Because we know a thing or two about noodles:

Recipe here: Pancit bihon

6. Because we like our fish extra crispy:

Because we like our fish extra crispy:

Recipe here: Fried milkfish in vinegar

7. The same goes for pork belly:

The same goes for pork belly:

Whether it’s in bite-sized pieces or part of a scene-stealing whole roasted lechon.

Recipe here: Crispy pork belly bites

8. Because we’ve mastered the art of sweet rice:

Because we've mastered the art of sweet rice:

Recipe here: Biko

9. And savory rice, for that matter:

And savory rice, for that matter:

Recipe here: Arroz caldo

10. Because we know that there’s nothing like a hot bowl of stew or soup on a cold day:

Raymund Macaalay / angsarap.net

Recipes here: Beef Mechado | Sinigang

11. And that kare kare cures all:

12. Because when life gives us calamansi, we make lemonade (or whiskey cocktails):

Lemons are so 2012 anyway.

Recipes here: Calamansi juice | Calamansi whiskey sour

13. Because we take snacking seriously:

Because we take snacking seriously:

Shrimp fritters rule everything around me.

Recipe here: Ukoy

14. And we take ~stacking~ seriously:

And we take ~stacking~ seriously:

As in: Stacks on stacks of steamed buns.

Recipe here: Siopao

15. Because we’re not afraid of color:

Because we're not afraid of color:

Recipe here: Arroz valenciana

16. Or of texture:

Or of texture:

Jun Belen / blog.junbelen.com

Sticky rice rounds in coconut milk? I’ll take three bowls, thanks.

Recipe here: Ginataang bilo-bilo

17. Or of using every part of the animal:

Or of using every part of the animal:

Raymund Macaalay / angsarap.net

Pig’s head? Pig’s liver? BRING IT ON.

Recipe here: Sizzling sisig

18. Because rice is the ultimate culinary canvas:

Because rice is the ultimate culinary canvas:

Repeat after me: There’s no such thing as too much rice.

Recipe here: Bicol express

19. Because we always save room for dessert:

Banana-jackfruit lumpia and coconut-rice cake? Check and check.

Recipes here: Turon | Bibingka

20. Because we know that nothing compares to halo halo:

Because we know that nothing compares to halo halo:

Sharon Yamauchi / sweets.seriouseats.com

More on halo halo here.

21. And that when your meals are filled with Filipino food? Life is pretty sweet.

Ube for president.

Recipes here: Ube macapuno empanadas | Ube macapuno cupakes

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