Country Info: PhilippinesBy Peter Lozano
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|TOP 3 CUISINES
A rice cake with variety of seasoning, like cheese, fish, muffins, vegetables, etc.
Simple noodles. Do try Pancit Canton or Pancit Bihon with shrimps, pork, sausage, etc.
A stew with peanut accent made with ox tails.
And if you have adventurous tastes in food, try Balut, fertilized duck egg with its embryo.
|TOP 3 PLACES
For an island experience, please visit Palawan, Visayas, Batangas, Malapascua, or Sabang for beaches, sea sport, sunbathing, diving, you name it!
Known as the Queen City of the South, a major center for commerce and industry mixed with culture and tourism. Local features include the Basilica del Santo Nino, Lapu-Lapu monument (built to honour the country's first national hero), Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, and Mount Busay.
A mountainesque town located in Luzon island. The city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage and they have spectacular views of the local rice terraces.