The Importance Of Filipino Food

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Food is at the foundation of all life. It is the basic necessity of man. Anyone who visits a Filipino home, no matter what time of day, is offered food. Filipino dishes are based more on unique tastes and textures than different courses. Instead of serving courses separately, they are all brought to the table at one time so the diners can enjoy all flavors and dishes together. Dining at a Filipino table is similar to eating at a buffet. If the guest interrupts a meal, which is common because most Filipinos eat five or more meals a day, they are invited to join the diners. Eating is so constant. In fact, that many Filipinos use "Kumainkana?" ("Have you eaten yet?") as a general greeting to each other (Rank, 2015). Filipino cuisine is distinguished…show more content…
Chefs and restaurateurs, in particular, have taken an interest in Filipino food. "When you say Filipino food, it’s actually a fusion of many cultures and many countries,” (Ferrer, 2014). Philippine cuisine continues to evolve as new techniques and styles of cooking find their way into one of the most active melting pots of Asia-A fusion of various recipes from earlier traders, Asian immigrants and former colonizers. Our penchant for cooking resulted into a unique Philippine culinary arts –a mixture of eastern and western cuisine–a gastronomic delight that has been savoured through many generations. To most of us Filipinos, food is important as it is an integral part of local art and culture as well as communal existence (Day, 2013). Regional cuisine is for family gathering, fiestas, and others regional cuisine makes our country introduced by other region. Regionalism plays a huge role in Filipino cooking, as it’s a geographically divisive country populated by dozens of ethnic groups. “Each island has their ownflavor.” “A traditional cuisine is a coherent tradition of food preparation that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a people over an extended period in a specific region of a country, or a specific country, and which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the country as a whole." Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes…show more content…
Doing so will establish the credibility of Filipinos in highlighting local cuisine to foreign tourists (See, 2014).Establishing Regional Cuisine Restaurant would be located at Paseo de Santa Rosa,opened in 1997. It is the 3rd largest complex in Laguna when Santa Rosa became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 9264, which was ratified by the citizens on July 10, 2004.“Paseo de Sta.Rosa is Greenfield City’s primary icon and the lifeblood of its commercial and lifestyle centerwith a vibrant 16.3 hectares of sophisticated retail mix and 4.36 hectares more for expansion. Paseode Sta. Rosa remains the popular choice of the affluent families, the academic community at Sta.Rosa City.” (Greenfield, 2009).The researchers chose this type of business not just to be different and go against the trend but also of the desire to be patriot and we know that this was our forte so the margin of error in terms of the flavor was not that high. “Fun thing about Filipino food is that their no exact recipe, like in adobo that no one could tell that you mess it up or you did it wrong because with just the right precautions it will be good” (Mackay, 2013). The concept of being original was very Filipino and thought it was time to let the younger generations to know where do they came from, because this generations children and teenagers use to go to
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