Happy Independence Day, Philippines!

Today we celebrate our 113th Independence Day. It all began on June 12, 1898 at Kawit, Cavite where Former President Emilio Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines from the Spanish rule. Year on year, we celebrate this special day wherein majority would proudly wave our flag, go on a local Pinoy-inspired tour, sing our national anthem and a lot more.

Here are Frannywanny.com, we turn the spotlight on to *what else?!* the food. Given that our country has been colonized by both the Spanish and the Americans, I'd say both influences have really played a big role in making our dishes pretty unique. Growing up, I've have the privilege to orient my taste buds to the varied flavors of our local cuisine. There's the coconut-loaded dishes that I truly love like the Gising Gising and Laing. Then we also have the deadly cholesterol-filled ones that are really sinful but are equally delicious such as the ever-famous Lechon, Crispy Pata and Sisig. Of course we have our native rice cakes (Kakanin) that makes our afternoon snack time complete and the rich Chocolate Eh made patiently using a batirol.

tres cuisine gising gising
delicious Gising Gising from Tres Cuisine

I can just go on and on about Filipino cuisine. However, I think it's best if I share with you my list of must-try places where you can dine and try the many Filipino dishes that are making our country famous among the food-loving community all around the world.

Bagoong Club

Tres Cuisine


Sentro 1771

Romulo's Cafe

Lola Maria

Escolta at The Manila Peninsula


Via Mare

Alex III

Happy Independence Day, Philippines!!

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