Filipino Cooking Terms and its Meaning

ADOBO: is one of the most famous Filipino dishes in the world. Many people have their own preferences which led them to create their own style of cooking this delicious dish. The word “adobo” means seasoning which people usually add vinegar and soy sauce to pork/chicken. This is originated from about 16th -17th century when the Philippines was under the Spanish government. But some sources emphasize that Filipino already cook adobo before Spaniards invade Philippines. Adobo is a part of the Philippine culture which each and every Filipinos love. Until now, Adobo is still the best Filipino dish which everyone loves. And it’s really delicious, you can serve it in any occasion you have. If you are familiar with this dish, you can also create your own version of chicken adobo. Several people add ingredients such as butter or sauce in order to add flavor to this dish. But it’s best if you will serve this with rice. And the great part about this is you don’t have to be skilled in cooking because it’s really easy for this to cook and even beginners can do it.

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EMBUTIDO: is a Spanish word for sausage that is wrapped in an artificial skin or foil. But Filipinos have their own style of making embutidos. In any celebration or feast in the Philippines, you will always see embutido as one of main dishes served in the table. You can serve either cold cuts or fry it first.

LECHON is a whole pig skewered in a bamboo and slowly roasted over charcoal.

PAKSIW is a dish simply cooked in vinegar.

SISIG was invented by a Filipino named Lucia Cunanan also known as AlingLucingwho used pig ears to make this delicious dish. She is considered the sisig queen. Yet indeed Filipino invented sisig. In fact, sisig is a kapampangan term means “something sour”. And Pampanga has an Annual Sisig Festival to honor Lucia Cunanan in discovering this delicious dish.Throughout these years sisig has hundreds of versions like chicken sisig, seafood sisig, porksisigetc. It’s very popular even outside the country. Even Korean people love sisig. They add more spice since they love spicy dish. This is usually served as an appetizer or (pulutan) usually accompanied by beer.


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