The Philippines in a Can

Author Name:    Posted: 09/05/2011 09:19:56 AM
In America, canned food usually consists of soups, vegetables, pastas and fruit. That is not the case with Filipino foods though. In the Philippines, you can find just about anything you want in a can, from fish to deserts and beyond. This is great for Filipino food lovers in the states because it means that they can get a taste of the foods they want shipped directly to their doors. If that sounds like something you would be interested in, check out some of the canned food options listed below.

Canned Deserts

The thought of canned desserts usually throws Americans off. When you think about it though, dessert in a can is no different than pudding in a cup or ice cream in a cardboard tub. You can get many gelatin deserts in a can, and they will store for a long time without spoiling. Mix them with some canned fruit, and you could have a unique Filipino fruit salad all your own.

Canned Meat

They probably have SPAM in the Philippines, but there is no reason to degrade yourself to that kind of canned meat when there are plenty of other options to choose from. You can find pork, beef, liver, and many other meats in a can, depending on what you are in the mood for. Some of these canned meat options come in special flavors or marinades, so check out your options to see what you may enjoy eating.

Canned Eggs

Salted eggs are popular ingredients in Filipino foods. You can find a variety of salted quail eggs in a can if you shop through the Philippines, and you can create entirely new recipes with them. You could also look for traditional salted duck eggs, but those are not canned. They still make great additions to Filipino recipes if you are in the mood for culinary adventure.

On top of all the canned Filipino foods out there, you can find a ton of bottled foods that can be shipped right to your door. There is no reason to complain about missing an ingredient in a recipe when you have access to the foods you need at any time. Check out the various Filipino foods available to you and you should have no trouble enjoying the meals you create.

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