3 Filipino dishes make it to Taste Atlas’ list of ‘world’s 100 best dishes’
MANILA, Philippines — Three Filipino dishes have made it to this year’s list of the “World’s 100 best dishes,” according to the food website Taste Atlas.
Lechon was included in the list as it was described by Taste Atlas as “the best pig in the world, so it is definitely worth a try.”
Lechon is usually stuffed with lemongrass, tamarind, garlic, onions, and chives and then cooked on a large bamboo spit over an open fire.
Another traditional dish, kare-kare, was also included in the list and was named as “a favorite dish among the natives.”
Kare-kare’s ingredients include meat such as tripe, pork leg, ox tail, goat or chicken, vegetables and a thick, savory peanut sauce flavored with annatto seeds.
Crispy pata is a whole pork leg cooked until tender, was also listed among the world’s best dishes.
Other popular dishes that landed in the list are sushi (Japan) followed by sashimi (Japan), pho (Vietnam), pasta (Italy) and mac and cheese (United States).
Taste Atlas is dedicated to preserving and promoting local ingredients, traditional recipes and authentic restaurants.
Its website was created to report on the world’s dishes and ingredients and preserve traditional food recipes. /muf
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