Mabuhay (ma-boo-high) means welcome in Tagalog, the Filipino,
or Pilipino language. Welcome to our website, we hope you will enjoy our
Throughout the centuries, Filipino cuisine has been a
constantly evolving amalgamate of Oriental and Occidental influences. Chinese,
Malay, Arab, Spanish, and American explorers and settlers have each
contributed to the regions colorful culinary delights. One of Filipino
cuisine's most dominant attributes comes from the Spaniards, whose cuisine is
at the source of nearly 80% of all Filipino dishes.
Another, although less present influence is that of other
South-East Asian countries who have contributed all but their love of hot
spices to Filipino cooking. On this website, we have thought it best to
add hot peppers to some of the sauces and dishes, simply because that is how
we best enjoy them.
We have also tried to include alternate versions of popular
dishes to suit a variety of tastes, including that of vegetarians,
which aren't really catered to in most Filipino recipes. We did so
without altering the original flavor of the dishes in question, and hope you
will also be able to come up with substitutions on your own.
To round off our gallery of treats from the Philippines, we
have included a glossary of terms that will help
you figure out what it all means, and make your trip to the grocery store
This site is also a work in progress, and we plan to add
recipes in the months to come, so keep coming back. In the meantime, you
may exchange recipes on our Culinary