There are some really great Pinoy dishes, you just need to know what to ask for! look out for these specialties on the menu next time you not sure what to eat in El Nido town.
One of the only dishes that isn’t deep fried, this is the Filipinos answer to ceviche. Using fresh fish meat cured in citrus juices and vinegar, chilli, ginger, and lemongrass. This maybe the heathliest thing you can eat in the Philippines.
Deep fried pork knuckle. It may sound ‘interesting’ in a bad way but paired with some San Miguel and a group of friends, this Pica pica* dish is a favorite with locals and expats. Think crackling.
Deep fried pork belly. If you are not afraid of getting greasy this is another dish made for friends and beer. You know its bad for you but it tastes so so good.
Filipinos love pork and every bit of it with no exception. Sisig is chopped up pig face stir fried with hot spices, onions and garlic, served on a sizzling hot plate and topped with a runny egg. It sounds weird yes, but its not what you expect at all and its delicious.
Beef cooked in coconut milk and spicy banana chillies. Bicol in Luzon is famous for having more of a spicy palette in the Philippines and this is welcomed in Bicol express. Perfect for warming you up after a days boat trip.
Looking for some authentic street food that isn’t an intestine? Served with a sweet and sour sauce these little fish dumplings are great for when you just need something to snack on. Find them by the basketball court in El Nido.
3 for PHP 25. Bargain.
*Pica pica is a sharing dish for when you are drinking with friends.