Most Popular Foods in Manila, Here Are The 6 Must-Try Dishes

Here Are The 6 Must-Try Dishes and Most Popular Foods in Manila

Here are the 6 must-try dishes and most popular foods in Manila, which will give visitors an exciting time to dine in.

Filipino cuisine is composed of the cuisines of more than a hundred distinct ethnolinguistic groups from different parts of the Philippines. These dishes are very simple like meal of fried salted fish and rice, to curries.

However, Philippines also offer complex dishes paellas and cozidos. Most popular Filipino food usually came from Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog, Bicolano, Visayan, Chavacano and Maranao ethnolinguistic groups. 

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Throughout the decades, cuisines underwent numerous changes and innovations but retained the traditional way of cooking such as boiling, steaming, and roasting. Filipino cuisine also evolved due to foreign cultures and tradition.

Here are some popular dishes you must try in Manila:


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It is a mix of fresh fish, tomatoes, onion, ginger, chilies and garlic with coconut vinegar. Sometimes, fish is even covered with coconut cream for creamier texture.


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A dish, which primarily uses pieces of oxtail stewed in a thick peanut sauce made with annatto mixed with eggplant, cabbage, and daikon. It is a perfect match with rice and bagoong or shrimp paste.

Buko Pie

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It is similar to custard pie made of memorable layered crust filled with thick bed of coconut meat underneath.

Max’s fried chicken

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Max’s offers crispy fried chicken, which is golden on the outside and crisp on the inside, all bathed in a glorious secret mix of spices.


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This delicacy is mix of candies fruits, red beans, purple yam, flan, coconut gel, sugar, bananas, macapuno, shaved ice, milk and other sweeties.

What can you say about these foods? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this article.

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