Filipino cuisine doesn't get the credit that it shoud. This is because Filipino cuisine has sometimes been received unfavorably in the worldwide culinary scene.

Notwithstanding, numerous culinary trend forecasters are predicting Filipino dishes as ones to watch, and people are gradually beginning to embrace them. Filipino dishes are a combination of Spanish, Malaysian, Chinese, and indigenous cooking styles. The experience of eating dishes in the Philippines resembles nothing else on earth.

1. Balut

This is a great starter meal for those of you with hearts of steel. It is a common afternoon snack that is very popular in the Philippines. You will notice that a lot of the locals buy this food from street side hawkers. However, pay attention to cleanliness to avoid any stomach problems later.

Despite the fact that it looks like a regular boiled egg, when cracked open, you will get an 18-day-old duck embryo. This small semi-formed duck is enjoyed by cracking the shell from one end and peeling off the top. You then drink the soup provide the leftovers a good shake of salt, before finishing them off. It is often said that this dish tastes like chicken.

2. Multicolored Dessert Halo-Halo

Halo-halo’ means ‘mixed together’, in Tagalog. This wonderful cuisine is made up of heaps of sweet ingrediants, mixed together to create a surprisingly sensational taste. The cuisine is usually layered over a base of condensed milk and shaved ice, in a tall glass. Purple yam ice cream toppings are added to the cuisine, with sprinkles of sugar and fruits. This dish will absolutely knock you off your feet!

3. Bangus

This fabulous food is chiefly produced using a grilled Philippines' milkfish. The milkfish is fried, and later served with soya and garlic, or vinegar. It is popular in the traditional markets and food courts, and can be purchased for about $2, which is around 60-80 pesos.