Philippine Beauty

Located in the Southeastern part of the Asian country, the Philippines is known for its rich culture, linguistic diversity, beautiful beaches, vibrant festivals, delicious foods and friendly people. The country is made up of over 7,000 islands, with 170-190 languages spoken, and a population of over 100 million people, making it the 12th most populous countries in the world.

Its capital is Manila and although the people’s official languages are Filipino and English, the country has around 8-13 major dialects spoken including Bicolano, Tagalog, Cebuano, Waray, Hiligaynon and Ilocano.┬áThe Philippine economy is primarily based on Agriculture, remittance from Filipinos working abroad and the outsourcing of business processes. We are rich in natural resources including unique fruits and vegetables.

Here’s sharing with you the pride of our country… things others have not yet been introduced to, which we hope would lure your curiousity to explore our website. We love to welcome you with the hope to perk your interest in exploring what we will share, for the purpose of entertainment!

Fruits Grown in the Philippines

Coconuts, Niyog, Nuyog

Coconuts, Niyog, Nuyog

The Philippines is one of the world's leading producers of coconuts, with an average annual yield of over 15 million metric tons. Also called niyog in Tagalog, or nuyog in Bicol, coconuts are an integral part of Philippine culture and cuisine. They...

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Mangosteen

Mangosteen

A delicious, tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia, Mangosteen is known for its sweet and juicy flesh, and delicate flavor. It is small in size, about the size of a tangerine, and has a deep purple, almost black exterior that is tough and...

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Rambutan

Rambutan

Rambutan is a sweet and juicy fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. This juicy fruit is round or oval in shape and has a bright red or yellow exterior covered in soft spikes. When you peel back the skin, you will find a white flesh that is...

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Pili Nuts

Pili Nuts

Pili Nuts, also known as Canarium ovatum, are a unique tropical fruit that are indigenous to the Central Bicol region in the Philippines. The Pili tree is a member of the Burseraceae family, and it can grow up to 20 meters tall. The Pili Nut fruit...

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Caimito

Caimito

Round, shiny, and smooth-skinned, Caimito is a sweet fruit known by various names across Latin America and the Caribbean. Commonly referred to as Star Apple in English, it is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies. Over time, this...

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Sirguelas

Sirguelas

Siniguelas, also known as Sirguelas in Bicol and Jocote in the Caribbean Islands, is a fruit-bearing tree that produces sweet and juicy fruits. As these fruits ripen, they transition from green to brownish-red and, ultimately, to a vibrant orange...

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Sambo

Sambo

The macopa fruit is a tropical delight that is relatively rare, even in its native regions. Known as Macopa, Makopa, Tambis or Sambo, (depending on which region you live) in the Philippines and as Wax Apple in English, this fruit has a unique taste...

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Saba Bananas

Saba Bananas

Saba bananas are commonly used in Filipino cuisine and can be eaten fresh or cooked. When eaten fresh, they are often served as a snack or dessert and are usually sweeter than other bananas. Additionally, they are utilized as ingredients in a...

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Balimbing, Dolongan, Carambola

Balimbing, Dolongan, Carambola

Widely recognized as star fruit or Carambola, Balimbing is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. In Tagalog, it is called "Balimbing," while Bicolanos refer to it as "Dolongan." This unique fruit reveals a star-like shape when sliced, thanks...

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Worldly-known Filipino Delicacies

Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with a Touch of Passion Fruit

Strawberry-Kiwi Pavlova with a Touch of Passion Fruit

The Strawberry-Kiwi flavored Pavlova with a Passion Fruit twist is a delightful reinvention of Missy's favored meringue dessert. Originating from Australia and reminiscent of the Filipino Brazzo de Mercedes, this pavlova variant captures the...

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Panko Breaded Sweet & Sour Chicken

Panko Breaded Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour chicken, a classic dish cherished by many, typically stars plainly sliced chicken breast as its main ingredient. However, culinary innovators like Millie aren't content with just following the age-old recipe. She introduced a...

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Easy to Make, Amercian-style Coleslaw Recipe

Easy to Make, Amercian-style Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw, also known as slaw, is a salad consisting primarily of finely-shredded raw cabbage with a salad dressing, commonly vinaigrette or mayonnaise. In addition to cabbage, coleslaw can contain other vegetables like carrots, onions, or peppers....

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A Simple Way to Make Delicious Mango-Cherry Pie

A Simple Way to Make Delicious Mango-Cherry Pie

Embrace the unique, delightful fusion of tropical and traditional with our Mango-Cherry Pie recipe. A refreshing twist on the classic dessert, this pie brings together the sweet and tart flavors of ripe cherries with the tropical tang of fresh...

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Humberger Helper, Delicious Pasta Burger

Humberger Helper, Delicious Pasta Burger

Hamburger Helper is a popular packaged food product in the United States. It is a boxed dinner mix that typically includes dried pasta and a powdered sauce mix. The consumer is required to add ground meat (usually hamburger or ground beef) and some...

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Balut

Balut

Balut is a traditional Filipino delicacy well-known not only in the Philippines but worldwide, often eliciting a wide range of reactions due to its unique nature. It is a fertilized duck egg that has been incubated for anywhere between 14 to 18...

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All-time Favorite Sweets

Sapin-Sapin

Sapin-Sapin

Sapin-sapin is a traditional Filipino dessert that is often served at parties, weddings, and other special events. This colorful and sweet delicacy is made with glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, and food coloring, and it is usually served...

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Leche Flan

Leche Flan

A renowned delicacy in the Philippines, Leche Flan represents the quintessence of Filipino desserts. This delightful dish is crafted from a concoction of egg yolks, evaporated and condensed milk, and sugar, resulting in an enticingly rich custard....

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Banana Cue

Banana Cue

Banana cue is a popular street food snack in the Philippines made by deep-frying ripe, Saba bananas coated in caramelized brown sugar. Many Filipinos and foreign visitors to the country adore this sweet and savory treat. The snack is made by...

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Puto na May Bukayo

Puto na May Bukayo

In the Philippines, a wide range of Puto styles vary depending on the region. Some of the popular types include Puto Bumbong, Puto Kutsinta, Puto Lanson, Cheese Puto, and Puto Seco. However, one unique and original Puto recipe from the Bicol region...

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Turutalinga, Katol

Turutalinga, Katol

Turutalinga, which is also called Katol, is a traditional Filipino biscuit recipe from the Bicol region. The name "turutalinga" comes from the biscuit's distinct shape, which resembles a human ear, while "katol" refers to a famous mosquito...

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Sinapot, Maruya

Sinapot, Maruya

Sinapot is a variation of the Tagalog snack, Maruya, which consists of sliced bananas coated in all-purpose flour, milk, and eggs. In Bicol, however, Sinapot is made with sliced Saba bananas, which are coated in a mixture of moistened glutinous...

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Pandesal

Pandesal

Pandesal is a popular type of bread roll in the Philippines. It is a staple in many Filipino households and is commonly eaten for breakfast or as a daily snack. Usually available from bakeries or street vendors, pandesal pairs well with hot...

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Nilagang Mais

Nilagang Mais

The Filipino corn, known as "mais" in Tagalog, is a common staple crop in the Philippines. What makes it unique as far as its texture and flavor as compared to other corns worlwide, is that Filipino corn, especially native varieties, tends to be...

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Kalingking

Kalingking

Kalingking may not be well-known worldwide, or ven nationwide in the Philippines, but perhaps I could be the first to claim that this snack recipe is a Bicolano original. In fact, it is! The word "kalingking" actually pertains to the pinky part of...

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Balisongsong

Balisongsong

As Bicolanos, we take pride in our contributions to the Philippine society in many ways, especially regarding food. For decades, Bicolanos have created many kinds of recipes that are now widely known while trying our best to introduce other...

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Suman sa Ibus

Suman sa Ibus

Suman sa Ibus is a traditional Filipino rice cake made from glutinous rice that is often wrapped in young palm leaves called "ibus" or "buri." This dessert is popular in the Philippines and is usually enjoyed during special occasions or as a snack....

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Biko, Linungkay

Biko, Linungkay

Biko is a traditional Filipino dessert made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. Also called "Linungkay" in Bicol, it is a type of rice cake known as "kakanin" in the Philippines. It is perhaps the most popular Filipino sweet rice...

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