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Discover the culinary diversity of the Philippines

The national dish of the Philippines is adobo. It is a type of stew that is usually made from meat (usually chicken or pork), vinegar, soya sauce, garlic and various spices. These ingredients are cooked slowly until the meat is tender and coated in a delicious sauce. Adobo is a real favourite as it is both hearty and aromatic.

Lechon is a festive dish found on special occasions. It is a suckling pig that is grilled over an open fire. The outer skin becomes crispy, while the meat inside remains tender and juicy. Lechon is a delicacy that is often served on festive occasions such as weddings or festivals.

Have you heard of halo-halo? This is a refreshing dessert that combines various ingredients such as jelly-like fruit, chilled fruit, pearls of jelly-like starch, ice cream and condensed milk. It is colourful, varied and a wonderful symbol of the cultural diversity of the Philippines.

These dishes are just a glimpse into the culinary world of the Philippines. They combine flavours that are traditional, savoury, sour and sweet and show the unique diversity and richness of Filipino cuisine.


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An absolute insider tip is the durian fruit, famous for its intense odour and unique taste. Although it can take some getting used to due to its odour, many swear by its creamy, sweet taste.

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The special fish specialities of Palawan

Fish lovers on Palawan can look forward to savouring grilled bangus, for example. This is grilled milkfish marinated with a mixture of spices, garlic and citrus flavours. This dish is particularly popular for its succulent, tender meat and unique flavour that perfectly captures the aromas of the sea.

Another popular dish is "Sinigang na Bangus". This is a sour fish stew prepared with various vegetables and a sour ingredient such as tamarind or guava. This gives the dish a refreshing and savoury flavour that many fish lovers appreciate.

Another very popular dish is grilled tuna belly. The grilled tuna belly is often marinated with a simple seasoning mix and grilled to bring out its natural flavour. This dish is known for its succulent meat and intense sea flavour.

Another highlight is "Fish Kinilaw" or "Kinilaw na Isda". This is a type of ceviche in which raw fish is marinated in vinegar, citrus fruits and spices. This refreshing dish is a mixture of sour, spicy and fresh flavours that emphasise the natural taste of the fish.

Palawan: Where Every Taste Embraces Paradise... A Culinary Symphony in Serenity.

San Miguel - The original beer of the Philippines

San Miguel Beer is one of the best-known and most widespread beers in the Philippines. The history of San Miguel dates back to the 19th century, when it was founded by a Spanish brewery in 1890. Named after the Archangel Michael, the brewery in Manila became one of the oldest and most successful breweries in Asia.

San Miguel Beer has cemented its reputation for quality and flavour over the years and has quickly become an integral part of Filipino culture. It is not only a popular drink, but also a symbol of conviviality and celebration in Filipino society.

The brand offers a variety of beers, including the classic Pale Pilsen, which is known for its pleasant flavour and slight bitterness. In addition to Pale Pilsen, there are also other variants such as San Mig Light, a lighter version with a lower alcohol content, and various seasonal or special editions.

Palawan is a paradise for exotic fruits

Bali offers numerous leisure opportunities, such as colorful festivals in remote villages and mysterious dances, fascinating temples and lush green rice terraces, climbing high volcanoes and dreamlike beaches. Sports enthusiasts can experience golf, surfing, sailing, rafting, trekking, snorkeling and diving.

The island is also a great starting point for many trips: Ubud, Padang Bai, Nusa Dua, Nusa Penida are just some of the exciting destinations that can also be reached by scooter.

Inexpensive travel costs also allow visits to neighboring islands such as Flores or Papua, which is otherwise difficult to reach.

The vibrant nightlife in Kuta and Seminyak attracts with nice cafes, pubs, restaurants and exclusive clubs.

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