Learn About the History and Flavors of Filipino Cuisine

Chandra Ram

Before you throw a hunk of meat and a bunch of spices into a pot and call it adobo, you have to understand where it all came from. And you might be wondering why a preparation that sounds kind of Mexican is in fact widely considered to be the national dish of a country in Southeast Asia.

Start in pre-Colonial times, when the people residing on the 7,000+ islands that constitute what we call the Philippines today...