Filipino cuisine is the melting pot of global food diversity but, of course, the local touch seals its satisfaction. If you find yourself in the Philippines, be sure to have a taste of Lumpia, the Philippine version of spring rolls. Try the Philippine Sinigang too, with its blend of chili and vinegar in tamarind paste. Pancit Palabok is also a source of local delight – with its noodles buried under a combination of meat and veggies.
For dessert, have a scoop or two of Ube ice cream. Only in the Philippines can you have an ice cream made from purple yam!