Have you tried some our own Philippine cuisine? How often do you eat rice in a day?
Philippines has a variety of cultures and so as food being served and consumed every day by the people in the country. Majority of the Filipinos eat rice three times a day. Rice is a main meal of every Filipino family. Meals are not called as breakfast, lunch or dinner if there’s no rice in it. Filipinos usually had a viand paired with rice, its either meat, vegetables, appetizers etc. Well, don’t forget the soft drinks and the dessert at the end to give you a big burp. Some families usually had snacks in between meals at around 10:00 am in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon.
Breakfast Filipino breakfast
A typical Filipino can’t leave his house when going somewhere else without having breakfast. About 80% of Filipinos prefers heavy food servings in the morning because they believe it is the most important meal of the day to keep you going. Since kid’s school commence at 7 o’clock in the morning and work starts at 8, families usually prefer easy and quick meal. These meals may include eggs, (whatever preparation you may like, fried, scrambled or boiled), and some processed meat like hotdog and sausages, and most especially not to forget the tuyo or dried fish dip in vinegar. It even has combinations like tapa (slices of marinated beef) + sinangag (fried rice) + itlog (egg). Breakfast platters may consist of this foods paired with hot chocolate or coffee which likely completes the meal.
It is traditionally the main meal of the day, in the Philippines average people that going work usually takes (baon) or ready-made food from home and placed in a lunch box. Some goes to fast-food restaurants like Jollibee, McDonalds, KFC and etc. Those who have less budgets may go to what they called as “carenderia” or local restaurants. The foods being consumed include the main meal such as rice and viand like pork meat, chicken, beef, seafood’s, vegetables and etc. If breakfast has coffee to complete the meal, lunch has its own too, the soup and soft drinks. Some carenderia offers free soup for every customer dining in. Not all though, but you’ll find it usually on busy streets where drivers and workers are.
It is usually served around 6 P.M. or with 7:30 P.M. the customary late time. It is likely similar with lunch and the best time for families eating together and talk about the experiences of every family member around the table while dining.
Aside from rice, there are plenty of street foods to choose from. If you want an instant meal then street food is the answer. One thing you have to be careful is whether the food is safe because there’s an incident happened that someone acquired hepatitis by eating street foods.