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Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on November 5, 2015

Tropical fruits are fruits growing in tropical countries – warm areas with temperate climate. Since Philippine is a tropical country, a variety of delicious tropical fruits are cultivated here. Here are some of the most common tropical fruits in the Philippines.


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10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

10 Traditional Filipino Snacks and Sweets

by Xtian Mack on December 10, 2013
Filipinos love to eat, especially food that are sweet. This is probably why our ancestors have come up with a bewildering array of traditional snacks and sweets that truly cater to the tastes of the young and old alike. Being in a pleasantly tropical country, it should come as no surprise that rice, sugar and coconut make up the list of ingredients for the many snacks and sweets we have labeled as distinctly Filipino. Be it for merienda, dessert or pasalubong to loved ones, these traditional food are a delight to have, and, of course, eat.
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Well-known Street Food in the Philippines

Well-known Street Food in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on November 6, 2012
Street food is very common in the Philippines. It can be found in any road around the country, that is why Filipinos are very fond with it. It’s an important part of the Filipino culture.
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Sibug-Sibug Festival: Most Awaited Festival of Zamboanga Sibugay

Sibug-Sibug Festival: Most Awaited Festival of Zamboanga Sibugay

by Jhaypee Guia on May 25, 2012
Sibug-Sibug Festival is an annual event held during the 26th day of February in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay. This celebration is also the anniversary of the foundation of the province.
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Iloilo’s Well-known Delicacies

Iloilo’s Well-known Delicacies

by Jhaypee Guia on July 2, 2012
Iloilo is a province that pleases the senses, and for many people it is a province that pleases the sense of taste the most. Throughout the ages, Iloilo cuisine has left a lasting mark on Filipino culture with its delicious array of innovative dishes that may just as well be the reason why people keep coming back here for more.
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Taste the Delectable Bagnet of the North: Best of Narvacan

Taste the Delectable Bagnet of the North: Best of Narvacan

by Jhaypee Guia on January 15, 2013
Bagnet is one of the well-known and well-liked food of Filipinos. In other towns, bagnet is also called "sitsaron" or "chicaron," but it's just synonymous to the bagnet of Narvacan. Bagnet is very popular in Ilocos Sur, particularly in the town of Narvacan where the Bagnet Festival is celebrated every year in the month of December. The agricultural town of Narvacan is a well-known producer of various great quality products such as tobacco, rice, onion, corn and the so-called golden leaf. But apart from that, the town is also the home of one of the best-tasting treats in the Philippines, the Bagnet.
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10 Great Filipino Food on a Cold Day

10 Great Filipino Food on a Cold Day

by Xtian Mack on January 12, 2015
Dealing with the cold air of January or just a particularly damp, rainy day can be a challenge for most Filipinos. Living in a tropical country, there are some Filipinos who just can't bear really low temperatures. This is probably why Filipinos over the years have developed an amazing variety of culinary delights especially for these occasions, created, developed and passed on to generations to bring warmth to the shivering Filipino. So when the temperatures hit the low end, expect Filipinos to seek these out to warm their bellies and their bodies. Other just make the cold a reason to indulge a craving for something different. It is undeniable that these Filipino food have brought us warmth, comfort and ease whenever we needed them.
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10 Favorite Filipino Breads

10 Favorite Filipino Breads

by Xtian Mack on December 27, 2013
Although rice makes up the main meals of most Filipinos, bread in its many forms still make up a portion of our diet as Filipinos enjoy nibbling on all things soft, sweet and sugary. Although the concept of baking bread has not been a native concept and was brought over by Europeans and our other neighbors, Filipinos have come to love eating bread. Local bakers, adjusting to the tastes of their clientele and even creating unique breads of their own, have helped create a whole line of treats that are Filipino in their own way and have been enjoyed by many generations.
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Kesong Puti Festival: White Cheese Everywhere!

Kesong Puti Festival: White Cheese Everywhere!

by Kheem Caparas on May 23, 2012
Kesong Puti Festival is held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, in celebration of the town's main delicacy, the Kesong Puti. It had been celebrated on different dates since it was first held ten years ago, but this year, it was celebrated on May 7-12.
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Nakakaaliw na Liliw Resort

Nakakaaliw na Liliw Resort

by Rjay Reyes on June 18, 2014
Liliw is a town in the province of Laguna which is situated in the southern edge of the province. The town is known for its native homemade sweets, cold water spring resorts and a shoe industry that rivals Marikina City. The place is nestled at the foot of Mt. Banahaw which is the source of the cold water springs.
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