Manila is the Capital of Philippines and is a melting pot of different ethnic groups and cultures from around the nation. This is also the place where you’ll be able to enjoy Philippine cuisine at its best. Read on to know about 4 of the must-try dishes during your time here.

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This is a staple breakfast dish that is loved by Filipinos. the name of the dish is an acronym for tapa which is cured beef + Sinangag – Fried rice made with garlic + Itlog – means egg. You can find this dish served at food stalls and restaurants near popular places and accommodation options the likes of Berjaya Makati Hotel.

Chicken Inasal


This is the humble grilled chicken made with a Philippine twist. The twist is, the meat is marinated in a mixture that is prepared with an assortment of spices, lime juice, vinegar and annatto. The marinated meat is then grilled to perfection while being slathered with the marinade liquid.

Pork Sisig


Being one of the most iconic Philippine dishes, Pork Sisig is prepared with chopped pig’s face ears and a generous amount of chopped chicken liver. The meat mix is cooked on a cast iron plate with a variety of spices and served sizzling. You can find this dish being served at food stalls and even at a high and Restaurant in Makati.

Pancit Bihon Guisado


This is a noodle dish that is loved by many and it is prepared with sautéed noodles, vegetables and meat. This is a staple dish for Filipinos and it is commonly found around eateries in Manila.



Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+