When was the last time you ate a meal on a banana leaf? With surfing, dancing, and brain-beating challenges, you’re sure to work up an appetite this coming October 16 to 18. Good thing Baler is crawling with eateries serving both local delicacies and more familiar fare (for foreigners and Manileños).
Our team at FlipTrip HQ has prepared a food bucket list (part 1 because we just couldn’t quite cover everything in one post) with some of the best dishes we’ve tried yet.
It’s time to work up your food strategy, folks! Get your eating game on because you’ve got to try them all.
There are a number of things that makes a person Filipino. Our ethics, attitude and, most importantly, our food sets up apart from the rest of the world, giving us a solid identity of who we are as a community. To the untrained eye the Filipino community might seem like such a catastrophe—a mix of cultures in constant disarray, different qualities constantly clashing with each other. To the rest of us, though, such is not the case.
To those of us who actually lived and breathed Filipino culture from our childhood, we know that this melting pot of cultures we call home forms such a well organized mess, resulting in something completely amazing. This reflects in the many aspects of our daily lives, in the way we learn how to associate ourselves with different types of people and, of course, in our cuisine.
We think pancit is a great metaphor for the complexity of our cultures, so here are some varieties very familiar to us, which we just can’t help but crave over and over again.
With the passing of summer comes the wet season in the Philippines. Through the next few rainy months, it’s crucial to keep yourself warm, healthy, and safe. It’s in our nature to stuff ourselves no matter what the season is, and these dishes will keep your stomach full, your heart delighted, and your cravings satisfied.