Brunch: After a bit of work, tummies rumble. This is just a break time so light courses will do. The nearest food stand is always the best answer, and they're everywhere. You'll see wide range of food:
kikiam - made with ground pork and vegetables wrapped in bean curd sheets then deep-fried until golden
Kwek - Kwek - ball made of quail eggs and some orange batter. Best eaten with lots of vinegar
Squid / fish ball
Siomai - Pork Dumplings
You'll see lots of these stalls lined up on a street, so just take your pick!
Lunch: This is now considered the most important meal of the day for Filipinos. The time where you'll see a wide array of dishes served on the table. Common practice for a working Filipino is to eat in a "Karenderia" - an eatery, and choose from a selection of 10 - 15 dishes, all at very economical prices, like:
adobo - a dish of meat, seafood or vegetables cooked in vinegar and spices - Filipino's best
kaldereta - meat in tomato soup
kare - kare - oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce
Merienda: Turon! Turon! is what you hear at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Its the best merienda. Fried spring roll (meat, vegetable, or banana) turong saging (deep fried banana fritter) is usually cooked in oil with brown sugar and some jackfruit strips, and a typical snack or dessert in the Philippines. Healthy and yummy!
Dinner: Compared to other countries, dinner is smaller than the other meals and all the food is served upfront and not in courses. This is the time where families settle down, talk and laugh. Mom's cook the food that kids request.
After a hard day's work, they go to bed. Funny as it sounds, the usual question is: "What should we eat tomorrow?"