Food in the Philippines with a passion for flavors can be a little bit excessive for Europeans. Most of the recipes involve the use of spices and chili. Street food is an integral part of the local cuisine too and in any location, it will not be difficult to find stalls where you can taste the local delicacies.
For Filipinos, food is also an occasion for celebration and there is no shortage of events with rituals that involve the consumption of a specific dish. Filipino cuisine has been largely influenced by various international cuisines, from American and Spanish to Asian, particularly China, and Malaysia, and this is partly due to the country’s colonial past. There is a myriad of specialties but Filipino cuisine is still considered behind the rest of Asia.