Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chinese Cuisine In The Philippines

addition comes to the fore the influence of Spanish and Malay cooking, Chinese cuisine is also a staple in the Filipino diet.

Most dishes in the Philippines are rice-based, therefore, not difficult for Filipinos to cross over Chinese food from time to time. One will notice that the Filipinos almost always include rice in their daily meals, whether it's steamed rice or Yang Chow Fried Rice.

lot of favorite Filipino foods are inspired from Chinese cuisine, as well. Some of these oriental hits include:

Peking Duck - The popular roasted duck dish from Beijing that is prepared from the Imperial era. It is now hailed as one of China's national dishes.

Roast Pork Loin - marinated in fresh herbs, this succulent dish is given great treatment in most Chinese restaurants


Grilled Shrimp - fresh from the sea, shrimp and prawns are grilled right before your eyes and served with vegetables and sauces


poached crabs - is as fresh and great king crabs are boiled in salt and prepared with a sauce of your choice


Snacks can also be in the form of various, easy-to-eat Chinese delicacies called Dim Sum. Literally meaning "finger food" in Cantonese, dim sum is a favorite among Filipinos. Examples of these bite-sized treats are Oriental siomai (dumplings made of pork, beef and shrimp), turnip cakes, biscuits, rice rolls, lotus leaf rice and stir-fried greens. Juha-based dim sum, such as congee porridge and other meat are also traditionally served as an appetizer or snack. Do not forget the equally popular fried noodles and siopao, or steamed buns with meat filling pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, or salted eggs.

beverages include numerous forms of tea. Do you have green tea, oolong tea, black tea, scented tea, white tea, and compressed, among many others.

You will find that it is not uncommon for Filipinos to include a taste of China in the local menu. During Chinese New Year, however, a distinctive Chinese cuisine is given much greater emphasis than usual. Restaurants, such as Eastwood and Café in Quezon City to serve the selection of delectable Chinese dishes to celebrate the new lunar year.

But that does not mean that the sumptuous Chinese cuisine can be enjoyed only during big occasions. Here in the Philippines, Chinese fare can taste all the time, such a unique flavor can be found everywhere from household to the hotel. country has long been a melting pot of different cultures, so it is not surprising as it has become the go-to place for introducing authentic Chinese cuisine.

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