Food

8 Foods That Tell You You’re in A Pinoy Handaan

Not a true Pinoy party without these.

| October 25, 2016

8 Foods That Tell You You’re in A Pinoy Handaan

By Meg Santibañez

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Filipinos love food. As such, we have so many variations of certain dishes, like the classic adobo. But it is during celebrations that we find the classics. These practically define a true Pinoy handaan. The items on this list are such essentials, it’s never really a fiesta without them.

8. Lumpia

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And don’t forget the garlicky sweet and sour sauce to dip them in.

 

7. Pancit Bihon

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Our grandparents are firm believers that the pancit bihon is the secret to a long life (pampahaba ng buhay). There’s some truth to this with all the veggie bonuses. Unless there’s too much vetsin, of course.

 

6. Leche Flan

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Ahhh. We are so fond of this decadent dessert that the leche flan might as well be the National Matamis.

 

5. Buko Salad

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Another Pinoy dessert classic, the Buko Salad isn’t really a Pinoy buko salad if there’s no nata de coco.