Philippine cuisine is a combination of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and American influences. The early Filipino way of cooking was mainly boiling, steaming and roasting. They used herbs and spices found in all the islands to season their dishes. Rice is the staple food in the Philippines. They eat three big meals with rice and two little snacks in between.
The early inhabitants of the Philippines and also the ones that colonized it mainly influenced the multi-ethnicity of the Philippine cuisine. Such influence came from the Malays, US, Spain and Japan. However, the Chinese and Indonesian played a major role in the evolution of Philippine food.
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