Believe it or not, the most common way to everybody's heart is through their stomach. Yes, almost everyone loves eating, especially when we are talking about Filipinos. Definitely, Filipinos loves cooking, And they are also loves eating. Being creative of the Filipino foods some of the foreigner attract to visit the country.
In fact, major places in the country are each tagged for their own famous food. Once you visit the different places in the country and you'll find out that every food is different among each other. Going to these places won't be complete without having the chance to buy or at least taste these native recipes.
Like going home from other countries, going home from Bohol won't be complete without Kisses. While there is Hershey's Kisses as “pasalubong” or take home from a balikbayan, there is also Peanut Kisses proudly made by the natives of Bohol. These peanut kisses are similar to Chocolate Hills but they are not chocolates. Peanut Kisses are cookie crisps made of egg and peanut butter.
Another special delicacy from Bohol is Calamay. Calamay is coconut milk turned candy jam. Unlike known candy jams, the packaging of Bohol's Calamay is very unique that it is in a paper sealed coconut shell. Calamay is good to eat with bread or with rice.
There is more beyond the fancy restaurants of the busy streets in Cebu City. Bringing home Otap and Dried Mangos maybe an evidence that a person came all the way from Cebu. Otap is a famous take home treats from Cebu. It is an oval shaped biscuit that is made up of sugar, shortening, flour and coconut. Eating these biscuits can sometimes be messy but you'll crave for more after a single bite.
Cebu mangoes are definitely delicious. That's why the natives of Cebu City finds some way to preserve the fruit so that people from other places would have the chance to taste it. Cebu is also known for their Dried Mango. These Dried Mango delicacy is made through sun drying sliced ripe mangoes. Like their Otap, this is also a delicacy that will make you crave for more so that you can identify what it really tastes like. Later on, you'll find that it's between the sweet and sour taste.
Bicol is popular for it's sizzling Bicol Express. Bicol Express is made up of thinly sliced pork, Baguio beans, long chili or jalapeno peppers, minced onion and garlic, coconut milk and cream, cooking oil and salt. This native cuisine is stewed with lots of chili that scorch the lips, mouth and throat, you need to be sure there is drinking water around.
There are also almonds in Bicol which are called Pili nuts. Pili nuts cooked in various ways are also take home delicacies from Bicol. These Pili nuts can be sugar coated, salted or even made in forms of tarts. Whatever way it is prepared, Pili nuts remain delicious and even considered comparable to the taste of almonds.
Three major places with two major food treats are only but a few of the many fiesta foods found in the Philippines. There are a lot more to taste with those sweet tooth. There's a lot more of cooking to do, unraveling from the native to the modern or vice versa. This is only a teaser taste of what's more to taste in the Philippines.Now,if you don't have time to travel. You can visit Sentro 1771. This restaurant is been serve the different Filipino delicacies that you surely love.