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5 Traditional Pinoy Dishes and their Country of Origin

5 Traditional Pinoy Dishes and their Country of Origin

The Philippines always proves to be a melting pot of culture when it comes to food. Check out our list of traditional Pinoy dishes endowed with flavors of the world.

Some dishes make you reminisce about a certain moment in your life. Whether it’s from your 18th birthday celebration, last year’s Noche Buena with the entire family, or even a monthsary date with your special someone, food always evokes an emotion when it is served, while you’re eating, and after you’ve emptied your plate. But do you know where these dishes are originally from? Here at RecipeTV, we listed down 5 of many traditional Pinoy dishes endowed with flavors of the world.

Pancit Canton

Jose Rizal himself praised this Chinese noodle dish from his revolutionary novel, El Filibusterismo. No wonder it’s a staple during birthdays and Christmas! Our moms even have their own version of Pancit Canton- with a squeeze of calamansi juice or a drop of toyo-mansi.

Recipe: https://recipetv.ph/recipe/pancit-canton

Menudo

This classic viand which originated from Spain is an all-time Pinoy favorite and can be found on most dining tables around the Philippines because it’s perfect with a bowl of white rice. Or maybe more than a bowl. Learn how to make Menudo here.

Recipe: https://recipetv.ph/recipe/menudo

Beef Stroganoff

Ever wondered where Beef Stroganoff came from? This sautéed beef tenderloin dish came from Russia. Nowadays, not only do Pinoys eat this succulent recipe with rice but they get a little creative and also use it as pasta sauce. Cooked in a rich sour cream sauce, having a mouthful of this will tickle your taste buds!

Recipe: https://recipetv.ph/recipe/beef-stroganoff

Almondigas

This meat dish is influenced by many countries like Mexico and the Hispanic Americas. Almondigas literally means ‘meatballs’, derived from the Arabic word al-bunduq which means hazelnut, or a small round object. After cooking your meatballs, simmer them in tomato sauce with veggies and herbs. Moms, we recommend you cook this with your kids!

Recipe: https://recipetv.ph/recipe/almondigas

Fried Spring Rolls

Sautéed meat and veggies rolled up in either fresh or fried wrapper. Dip them in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, chopped onions, and chili. Quite simple, right? Prepared with a bit of Vietnamese influence, this dish has become one of the best Pinoy appetizers. Try serving these Fried Spring Rolls in your next party!

Recipe: https://recipetv.ph/recipe/fried-spring-rolls

Cook away with these global delights, foodies!

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