"You know you're Filipino when you use a spoon and fork instead of a knife and fork."
This is because the typical Filipino meal always has rice, which is spooned into the mouth, spoon in the right hand, fork in the left.
Filipino's love to eat a dish with rice. I went on a search (it actually went like a survey) and asked what are the top 10 Filipino dishes. The winners are:
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10) Kaldereta Kaldereta is a dish popular in the Philippines, especially in Luzon. Its common ingredients are cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!
9) Sisig Sisig refers to Sizzling sisig, a Filipino dish made from parts of pig’s head and liver, usually seasoned with kalamansi and chili peppers. This is an authentic Filipino dish. Guaranteed!
8) Morcon Morcon is a Filipino meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg. This is considered as a holiday dish and is usually served during Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and Media Noche (New Year's Eve).
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7) Crispy Pata Crispy pata is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotter or knuckles served with sawsawan, a soy-vinegar sauce. It can be served as party fare or an everyday dish. Many restaurants serve boneless pata as a specialty.
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6) Lumpia Lumpia are pastries of Chinese origin similar to spring rolls popular in Indonesia and the Philippines. Filipinos love this so much that they made different versions of it: Lumpiang Shanghai (fried spring rolls), Lumpiang Sariwa (fresh spring rolls), Lumpiang Ubod (spring rolls made with coconut julienne or heart of palm) and a lot more.
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5) Sinigang Sinigang is a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated with tamarind. Meat varies from fish, pork, shrimp and beef.