Dining in the Philippines
- Categories of Restaurant
- Traditional restaurants
- Cheap restaurants
- Typical restaurants serving meals in banana leaves
- Self-service restaurants
- Rules For Eating Out
- You usually leave a tip corresponding to 10% of the bill, unless service is included.
|Economy Meal||Less than 350 PHP|
|Medium Price Meal||From 350 to 1 050 PHP|
|Good Quality Meal||More than 1 050 PHP|
- Food Specialties
- Kare-kare: ox tail stew, served with spicy hot peanut and bagoong sauce. (Bagoong is a sort of nuoc mâm, a salty sauce made from fermented fish and crab.)
Sinigang: meat or fish broth. Adobo: spicy meat stew. Lechon: roasted sucking pig, prepared for high days and holidays.
- Buko (juice of a young coconut which one drinks straight from the shell), and juice of calamansi (lime). Among alcoholic beverages, San Miguel beer is known as one of the world's best beers; also one finds sugar cane red wine, rice wine and coconut wine.
- Dietary Restrictions
- They vary according to the religion. In the southern part of the island, the Muslim minority consumes neither alcohol nor pork.
- Table Manners
- The Filipinos usually eat with a fork in their left hand and a spoon in their right hand.
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