Food is an integral part of the Filipino culture. To understand why, you need to travel and experience it. We asked the most passionate Pinoy Travel Bloggers this question: "What is Your Most Awesome Food Experience while Traveling in the Philippines?"
The answers pleasantly surprised us. We have only tried 16 (✔) out of 30. Our favorite posts are marked with a ★ symbol because we recommend it as a must-try food experience or we want to taste the food in our future travels. Travel the Philippines First!
LUZON AWESOME FOOD EXPERIENCES:
I'm inspired by the post of Kara Santos on experiencing what Aeta food really is. Hopefully, I can go to the 2nd Aeta Forest Food Festival. For balikbayans out there, Graciel Cecilio created a great guide on how to have an awesome food experience.
Ivan Briñas Cultura's Best Bibingka and Strangest Bibingka posts were very interesting. Every Filipino should try Alagao in Antipolo as blogged by Tita Lili. If you want something more exotic, there's Frog Legs in the Estero by Brenna Bustamante. We aim to try the Pakaskas, featured by Josiah Sicad, one of these days.
1. ★ AETA FOREST FOOD by Kara Santos | CAPAS, TARLAC
"In terms of forest food, we learned that Aetas primarily plant mountain rice, wild bananas, corn, and root crops like ube (a form of taro), kamoteng kahoy (cassava) and kamoteng baging (mountain yams). Wild bananas called amukaw have lots of tiny black seeds, which are strained before the edible part of the banana is made into a refreshing juice. The extract is believed to cure 'pasma' (trembling hands and sweaty palms that occur after hard labor)."
READ MORE: Travel Up | First Aeta Forest Food Festival