Local Treats in the Philippines

The Philippines is home to many special local treats that you can only find in this archipelago and nowhere else. We will be introducing you to the local treats that consist of world wonders, animals, foods and even transportation vehicles. Discover our top 5 local treats in the Philippines right here.

Colorful Vehicle Extravaganza | Philippines

Whether you are in the capital area of Manila or you are in the Visayan region or Mindanao, you will always find Jeepneys and tricycles in the Philippines, and because they are eye-catchers on wheels they have been placed on the top 5 local treats in the Philippines. Jeepneys are elongated open-air passenger jeeps that are always being painted in the most colorful ways. You will see neon lights on the Jeepneys and multiple designs ranging from cartoons to artworks. The tricycles locally also known as pedicabs are motorcycles with an overhead hanger that can carry up to five people or more. These little vehicles can be a nuisance on the roads because they are considerably slower, yet they still try to entertain with entertainment systems and huge loudspeakers.

Christmas, Fiesta and Birthday Dishes | Philippines

Believe it or not, the Filipinos have dishes for every occasion and their specialties always come out once there is a birthday, celebration or a special holiday. The rich Filipino food has made it onto the top 5 local treats in the Philippines because you cannot avail of these dishes anywhere else. A lechon always has to be part and parcel of every big celebration and it is usually the centerpiece of a buffet. A lechon is a grilled pig or cow that has not been skinned or cut into parts. The pig is merely being strangled and then soaked in milk and turned on a stake for hours until it is crispy brown. Another local treat that comes out for Christmas is the rice dish bibingka which is rice grated into small pieces and cooked and baked with flour, sugar, milk and sometimes coconut to get a sticky rice dough. This dough is then grilled with different ingredients such as nuts or cheese to make it a more delicious dish.

Chocolate Madness in Nature | Philippines

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are in the top 5 local treats in the Philippines, because this natural phenomenon is the only one in the world. Located in the island of Bohol, you will find a collection of two hundred or more hills that are green during the rainy season, but turn brown during the dry season. This brown color makes them look like chocolate and thus the name Chocolate Hills. You can view the hills from a panorama deck for which you only have to shell out a few bucks.

Endangered Treat | Philippines

The Tamaraw is also known as the Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo and used to be found all over the province of Mindoro. The Tamaraw is unique to the Philippines and it is and critically endangered species which is why it belongs to the top 5 local treats in the Philippines. Travel to Mindoro and witness a Tamaraw life in the wild, because this might be your only chance to ever see one since they are running the danger of becoming extinct.

Eight World Wonder | Philippines

The Banaue Rice Terraces are the modern eight world wonder and thus deserve the top spot in the top 5 local treats in the Philippines. Nowhere else will you be able to see these manmade rice terraces that stretch from one mountain to another. These terraces have been around and irrigated for more than 3000 years and the people of the Ifugao tribe where the ones who created them. Enjoy the breathtaking view from one of the panorama decks or the establishments alongside the rice terraces.

 

Top 5 Local Treats in the Philippines per Destination

Top 5 Local Treats in Angeles City

Top 5 Local Treats in Bacolod

Top 5 Local Treats in Baguio

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Top 5 Local Treats in Bohol

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Top 5 Local Treats in General Santos

Top 5 Local Treats in Iloilo

Top 5 Local Treats in Laoag

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Top 5 Local Treats in Leyte

Top 5 Local Treats in Makati

Top 5 Local Treats in Manila

Top 5 Local Treats in Ormoc

Top 5 Local Treats in Palawan

Top 5 Local Treats in Puerto Galera

Top 5 Local Treats in Puerto Princesa

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Top 5 Local Treats in Sorsogon

Top 5 Local Treats in Subic

Top 5 Local Treats in Surigao

Top 5 Local Treats in Tacloban

Top 5 Local Treats in Tagbilaran

Top 5 Local Treats in Zamboanga

 

 




 

 

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