Where to Eat in the Philippines - Know How

The Philippines is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. It is comprised of 7,107 islands. Being an archipelago, the Philippines has numerous beaches. One of the most famous beaches in the world – the Island of Boracay – can be found here. A popular site for surfing competitions – Siargao Island – is also located here.

But the country is not only famous for its beaches and beautiful waves. It is also known for the wide variety of food it serves which is a reflection of its rich and colorful history. Every region in the island has it own brand of cuisine. Surely, every tourist will find Philippine cuisine a gastronomic delight.

Every tourist destination has a lot of restaurants and ‘karinderyas' (local eateries) offering the locale's specialties. There are even ambulant vendors selling ‘kakanins' (delicacies) that you can eat while traveling or you can take home as ‘pasalubongs' (home coming presents). With the wide variety of choices available, it is really impossible to sample everything. So how do you know which restaurant – or food – to prioritize? Here are some tips to guide you.

When you are in Manila, the country's capital, ask your travel agent for the best Filipino restaurants. They will tell you where you can find Filipino dishes cooked in ways that will surely impress any tourist. You can check out food blogs for reviews if you want to make sure that you don't waste your time and money.

The restaurants that will be suggested are probably the ones that really prepare dishes in very special ways. They are the ones who have chefs that make sure that everything is cooked to perfection. You will surely not go wrong in them. But if you want to taste these dishes the way they are cooked in ordinary homes, ask your hotel's doorman or perhaps even the cab drivers for good ‘karinderyas'. This is where dishes are cooked by ordinary people in authentic ways. But do not expect fine china or squeaky-clean tables. Remember, ‘karinderyas' are not designed for the A crowd.

When visiting malls you can also check out local fast food chains. Ask anybody you'll meet and they will point you to several popular Filipino fast foods. These fast food restaurants can rival any international fast food chains.

When traveling to the provinces, ask tourist centers for suggestions. You can also ask local drivers (tricycle, jeepney or cab, which ever is available in the area) to take you to good restaurants. Chances are these drivers will bring you to where food is really good the way they know it. Again, you can also check out travel blogs or food blogs. It is best to check travel and food blogs written by ordinary people based on their travels to different places in the country. Unlike professional travel or food bloggers, these ordinary bloggers write based on how they really see – or taste – things and not just to promote a specific place or restaurant.

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