Ever wonder why there's so many canned foods in Filipino recipes? Seriously. Think about it. On this website alone you can find canned vegetables, canned meat, canned fruit, fish, even canned eggs. Why?
The Philippines is a collection of islands in the western Pacific Ocean, which means it welcomes over 15 typhoons each year. With that much blow over, there's no telling how long you're going to get stuck at home, work or a friends house. So you better have a pantry filled with food that lasts in case any of these mature tropic cyclones should visit you.
Try incorporating a canned ingredient into your next creation.