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Manila Hotels, Manila Apartments & Manila Suites
Ambassador Hotel Manila - a stone's throw from the famous boulevard strip-centre of Manila's night life and conveniently located along the tourist belt.
Park Hotel Manila - Along Roxas Boulevard fronting the U.S. Embassy
Hotel Manila - located in Malate, Manila, provides an alternative venue for
businessmen and travelers seeking comfortable lodging, good food, and excellent
service in this bustling metropolis.
Experience a happy blending of cosmopolitan and rustic lifestyle in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.
Travel Quotes: On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food. Lisa Snowdon
Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine
Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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Northern Philippine Cuisine
For festive occasions, people band together and prepare more sophisticated dishes. Tables are often laden with expensive and labor-intensive treats requiring hours of preparation. In Filipino celebrations, lechón (also spelled litson) serves as the centerpiece of the dinner table. It is usually a whole roasted pig, but suckling pigs (lechonillo, or lechon de leche) or cattle calves (lechong baka) can also be prepared in place of the popular adult pig.
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