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My Favorite Filipino Foods

There are some Filipino foods that I really like and since I love cooking, I will name some of the popular Philippine dishes that I would call comfort food for me. These are some of the foods that make me feel good, and they remind me of my childhood, of my family, of good times, and good friends from back home. They also give me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

The first food that I have in mind when I think of Philippines is Lumpia. This is a traditional Filipino dish, and it is our version of the spring rolls. It is very popular, and it is always served in all occasions. It can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer. These tasty spring rolls contain lots of ingredients, packed with vegetables, seafood, and ground pork wrapped and rolled in special wrappers and usually served with sweet and sour sauce. When I was a kid, I remember very well the first time I had this dish. I burned my tongue eating these cause I couldn't wait for them to cool!

The second food that I can think of is Pancit Bihon. This is probably one of the Filipino dishes recognized around the world, though its tradition can be traced back to the Chinese. I would describe it as a stir-fried noodles mixed with tender vegetables and some meat like chicken, pork, and seafood, and it’s easy to prepare and cook. You just can’t escape it at birthdays because there is a Filipino saying that having pancit or noodles gives the celebrant a good, long life. And of course, if you do cook noodles on a birthday, you do not cut the noodles so you do not break the wish for the celebrant.

The third one is “Adobo” and it is one dish every Filipino loves. This type of dish has mixture of different flavors for the taste buds from a blend of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. It is a local dish that is usually cooked with chicken or pork or both, fried potatoes, and hard boiled eggs. It is best served with steamed white rice. I remember my mom cooked for the family when I...