Are you looking for something hot like a volcano or hot springs perhaps? That would be too extreme, but you can have a taste of something hot while visiting the Philippines. The Country has 7107 islands, each with its own variety of unique delicacies. But if you are into the hot and spicy genre and looking for a thrilling spicy adventure through food, here is a list for you.
SPICY LAING FROM BICOL
The Laing is a Filipino hot favorite. Cooked from chunks of pork and shrimp followed by taro leaves or dried Gabi sprinkled with sliced long chili and covered with coconut milk. The recipe sounds like a tongue twister but surely you will find your tongue twisting because of this spicy dish.
KINILAW NA TUNA OR RAW TUNA SALAD
This delicacy is commonly found in commercial restaurants, eateries, even on the menu of expensive restaurants. Raw tuna salad or locally known as Kinilaw is a Filipino favorite, especially among heavy drinkers. It is made from tuna salad mixed with onion, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper. Well, that’s an easy dish.
THE FAMOUS SISIG
I do not want to sound cliche, but Sisig is a spicy dish. To be specific, it is a spicy, fatty meat dish made from the meat from a pig head and pig’s liver marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, chili peppers and calamansi juice – a citrus fruit that’s commonly used for sour dishes or Filipino lemonades. This dish is commonly found in eateries and commercial restaurants, and on the tables of drunkards on the streets.