Popular Filipino Recipes, From Chicken Adobo to Halo-Halo

As a small, multicultural Southeast Asian country composed of over 7,000 islands, Filipino cuisine has been one of the original leaders in fusion fare. The Philippines’ island provinces are home to each of their own unique amalgamation of flavours, textures and cooking styles inspired by Chinese, Malay and Spanish cooking. The popularity of Filipino dishes continues to rise in North America as native ingredients like ube (a sweet purple yam) and calamansi (a lemon and lime hybrid) begin to make its way into diverse food scenes around the world. Whether you’re looking to revisit family favourites or are about to try your hand at Filipino cuisine for the first time, this collection of recipes features the country’s most prominent flavours, courtesy of everything from bay leaves and cane vinegar to evaporated milk and garlic.