No list of Filipino foods would be complete without adobo. A dish in every household in the Philippines, it’s Mexican in origin. But Filipinos found that cooking meat (often chicken, pork, and sometimes seafood) in vinegar, salt, garlic, pepper, soy sauce, and other spices was a practical way to preserve it without refrigeration.
Influenced by Chinese cuisine, this dish is a delicious deep-fried spring roll. The roll is stuffed with a mixture of chopped vegetables and minced meat. Combined with the right sauces, it is the most scrumptious dish you will ever have for lunch. This is definitely a traditional Filipino dish, and after trying it, you will never look at spring rolls the same way again.
This is no ordinary grilled chicken. The meat is marinated in lemongrass, calamansi, salt, pepper, and garlic and brushed with achuete (annatto seeds) oil. Every part of the chicken is grilled here, from the paa (drumstick), pecho (breast), baticulon (gizzard), atay (liver), pakpak (wings), and corazon (heart). It must be eaten with a generous serving of garlic rice, with some of the orange oil used to marinade the chicken poured over the rice.