Filipino food - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino food


Locavore sells ready-to-cook sizzling sinigang, lechon belly, crispy pata

May 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Locavore's Filipino favorites are available for delivery in frozen, ready-to-cook, or party tray form

For Cardi B, lumpiang shanghai is ‘good as hell’

May 27, 2020 - 12:49 PM

The rapper is introduced to Filipino cuisine by her aunt-in-law

CARDI B. The rapper has been staying at home with her husband Offset and their daughter Kulture. Screenshot from

'I can do this': How Filipina-run Grill 21 in New York remains open during lockdown

May 12, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Filipino restaurant Grill 21 is still taking takeout and delivery orders while majority of Manhattan's restaurants are closed – Filipino resilience is the reason why

Mang Larry’s Isawan reopens for pick-up orders

May 08, 2020 - 3:07 PM

UP Diliman's famous isawan stall is now open for pick-up and takeout orders of Mang Larry's isaw, pork barbecue, gizzard, and other items

Food experts are holding online talks to celebrate Filipino Food month

Apr 02, 2020 - 7:47 PM

April has been designated as Filipino Food month under Proclamation 469

In Ilocos Sur, this ant egg dish is definitely worth the pain

May 18, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The pupae of the red weaver ants is a popular delicacy in the North

Photos by Angelo Aurelio

[OPINION] There's no template for Filipino street food

May 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'It is so limiting, not to mention asinine, to think that there is any one staple food'

[OPINION] The 'nilarang' chever, and other Cebuano delicacies

May 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

'Street food is almost always a highly localized experience. If you’re not from there – especially if you’re not from there – the least one can do is to show some respect.'

[OPINION] The Cebu 'Street Food' episode shows how hard it is to understand Filipino food

May 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Netflix's much-talked-about Cebu episode has sparked an online debate on Filipino food – but should it have?

LIST: Where to take Balikbayans for good Filipino food in Metro Manila

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For people craving a taste of home

WATCH: Liza Soberano proves her love for sinigang in new video

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The actress tries 5 different kinds of sinigang

SINIGANG LOVER. Liza Soberano tries to guess different kinds of sinigang in a new video. Screenshot from Black Sheep on YouTube

Deconstructing Filipino food the Laudico way

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Chef Rolando Laudico and wife Jacqueline release 'Chef Laudico Flips Out,' a cookbook that documents the delightful ways they have reinvented classic Filipino recipes

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Rappler Eats: Sentro 1771 is where tradition and innovation converge

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

With already an established name in the Philippine culinary scene, Sentro 1771 knows very well the right mix to stay on top

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Duterte declares April 'Filipino Food Month'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Proclamation 469, signed in mid-April 2018, seeks to promote culinary tradition and treasures to be 'appreciated, preserved, and promoted to ensure their transmission to future generations'

Meet the family behind local business Poco Deli

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:33 PM

More than the food, it's the team effort that keeps the de Leon family going

Celebrating an overseas Filipino Christmas

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Even if they’re away from home, Filipinos abroad find ways to celebrate a traditional Pinoy Christmas

VisMin’s go-to restaurant for comfort food, Hukad, expands to Manila

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Here's a look at what you can eat in Hukad, plus a few of Gerald Anderson's favorites from the restaurant

19 Filipino companies join world's biggest food trade fair

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Find out which Filipino favorites participated in Anuga 2017, the world's biggest food trade fair

Turning the Pinoy almusal into halal

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:47 PM

Ronnie Mampen, the president of Dinaig Proper Fisherfolk Producer’s Cooperation, began producing non-pork tocino out of their coop’s raw products

HALAL BREAKFAST. The usual Filipino breakfast is being turned into halal food. Photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler
HALAL BREAKFAST. Ronnie Mampen is turning the typical Filipino breakfast into halal food. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Artistic Taste: The art and food of Chef Ramon Antonio

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Chef Ramon Antonio take on art and modern Filipino food at Marco Polo Ortigas

BIYARING. Maranaw style shrimp ceviche, on the plate, and on the page. Photo by Tedrick Yau

10 food quirks Pinoys are guilty of

Dec 14, 2016 - 8:24 AM

Pointing with the lips eating rice with everything and upcycling containers are just some dining habits we identify as Timplang Pinoy

How familiar are you with Filipino food quirks?

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:08 AM

What would Pinoys do with the last piece the bill or an empty tub of ice cream? Test your Timplang Pinoy IQ

VIRAL: ‘Wait, what?’ – American kids try Filipino food

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

‘Blood can’t be solid it’s liquid Sorry I don’t believe you ’ says one of the kids after trying dinuguan

American kids try balut for the first time. Screenshot from WatchCut video

LOOK: Big Show hangs with jeepneys, eats Filipino food

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:56 PM

WWE star Big Show tries out suman sticky rice and puto bumbong but wasn t keen on trying out balut

[What I Ate] The beloved Rodic's tapsilog

Jun 18, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The tapsilog from Rodic s Diner has been a customer favorite What makes its take on the Pinoy dish popular?

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Online petition seeks to preserve PH culinary heritage

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The Philippines has all the right ingredients to become an international culinary destination So long as we can cultivate a homegrown appetite for and interest in our local cuisine global recognition will soon follow says chef Jam Melchor

Screen grab of the petition by Chef Jam Melchor

WATCH: Timothy Bradley eats Filipino food, kamayan style

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Bradley eats at a Filipino restaurant along with his wife Monica and entourage in California

KAMAYAN STYLE. Timothy Bradley Jr, seen here during weigh-in for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in April, tries out Filipino food kamayan style. Photo by  JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Romulo Cafe opens in London, wants Brits to try Filipino flying fish

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Filipino restaurant Romulo Café opens its first branch overseas in London It wants Brits to occasionally set aside fish and chips to try the restaurant’s Flying Fish

ADOBO ROMULO STYLE. Cafe Romulo offer heirloom recipes of Virginia Romulo. All photos from Cafe Romulo London

Philippine cooks take over the world's kitchens

Sep 09, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Filipinos are big assets in the global catering industry because of their English proficiency the ease with which they adapt to the host countries

PINOY CUISINE. Chef and artist Claude Tayag cooks a famous Filipino food for customers in his house on Angeles, Pampanga. File photo by Karl Malakunas/AFP

Pinay restaurateur to guest at Netherlands Michelin star resto

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The owners of a Michelin star restaurant in the Netherlands ate at Purple Yam late last year and fell in love with the Philippines Filipino food and flavors

Filipinos slam offensive Toronto story on Pinoy food

Aug 26, 2015 - 2:45 PM

One Filipino letter sender says The writer Rosemary Counter unfairly framed the article by highlighting each dish’s ick factor

We need to talk about ‘food-shaming’

Jul 31, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Repeat after us: I will eat for myself

QUIZ: What do your food cravings mean?

Jul 27, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Take this quiz to find out which “foodie tribe” you belong to

Food, culture and the Pinoy appetite

Jul 16, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Watch our roundtable discussion on food and health held Thursday July 16

The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:35 PM

We need to invest in the right physical and cultural infrastructure to celebrate Filipino food

The lasting impressions of a limited offer

May 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

A short term gamble can sometimes reap long term benefits

[Part 4] British backpacker's PH adventure: Street food in Manila

May 09, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Will discovers isaw balun balunan betamax and more

Indigenous vegetables and the Filipino diet

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:18 AM

The decreasing number of Filipinos consuming vegetables is alarming and might lead to bigger problems related to malnutrition

Why the petition vs balut made me happy

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Because I am a Filipino citizen who speaks Filipino my own authenticity doesn’t seem contingent upon balut

BAN BALUT? A petitioner seeks to ban this Asian delicacy in New York City. Screenshot from YouTube

Filipino food has finally arrived – Washington Post

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:30 PM

If there was a great chef executing Filipino food at a high level everyone else would line up behind them says popular TV show host and chef Andrew Zimmern

McDonald’s: Satisfying Pinoys' barbecue craving with newest menu offer

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Guess what’s new on the McDonalds menu?

Balut controversy: A clash of cultures? Netizens react

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:56 PM

While some people in western countries may find the food inhumane or even disgusting balut is an important fabric in the cuisine of several Asian cultures

Adobo may have French roots

Apr 11, 2015 - 11:35 PM

No food blogger has challenged the broadly accepted belief that Spain is the origin of adobo But deeper digging unearths a French connection

Should a New York restaurant stop serving balut?

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:08 PM

One New York City animal rights activist thinks serving balut is disgusting and inhumane

INFOGRAPHIC: How to cook Filipino classics with an unexpected twist

Jan 15, 2015 - 4:17 PM

When was the last time you tried something new? Here are easy recipes to spice up household staples

Cheers! 'Inuman at Pulutan' in New York City

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:22 PM

I think for people to know the food they need know about the country as well

No unified halal certification, PH to lose ASEAN advantage

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:52 PM

More than half of the world’s Muslim population come from ASEAN but will likely ditch halal Filipino products due to the country s lack of Islamic certification system

Coming soon: Filipino food in space

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Filipino scientist Apollo Arquiza part of the NASA team on space food studies says astronauts may one day dine on chicken or pork adobo

The search for healthier karinderyas

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:23 AM

An NGO is proposing to train karinderyas on nutrition and proper food preparation What do you think of this idea?

NUTRITION. Since many families rely on karinderyas for their daily meals, an NGO proposes to educate karinderya owners on nutrition. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA