5 Popular Fiesta Foods In The Philippines

5 Popular Fiesta Foods In The Philippines

The fiesta season in the Philippines is celebrated all-year-round, bringing families, friends, and communities together to feast on sumptuous dishes that range from savory to sweet. Food is an integral part of our culture, and during fiestas, it takes center stage as we share meals and stories.

Today, let’s explore some of the Filipino fiesta foods often found on the tables. 


1 whole lechon with spices on the side

The lechon, from the Spanish word, piglet or suckling pig, is a roasted pig and is one of the most popular dishes during fiestas and other important celebrations such as birthdays and Christmas.

Lechon is cooked by stuffing lemongrass, herbs and spices, and tamarind, which is skewered on bamboo, and slowly roasted to an open fire.

You can achieve the juicy, tasty flesh and crispy skin of lechon through the quality of fresh meat or by considering a cochinillo, a month-old piglet.


A bowl of caldereta

Caldereta dishes can have different variations. You can cook it using pork, beef, chicken and the most common, goat meat, along with potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, sausages, pineapple chunks, tomato-based sauce, green peas, bay leaves and liver spread.

Although goat meat is ideally best for Caldereta, premium beef and pork meat can give mouthful alternatives.


A serving of menudo

Although derived from Spanish origin, Menudo is a traditional Filipino cuisine commonly found among the dishes served during festive activities.

It comprises stewed diced pork, carrots, potatoes, tomato sauce, green peas and pork liver. When combined, it results in a dish that is both comforting and satisfying.

Always consider buying high-quality fresh meat for a safe and flavorful Menudo.

Chicken Adobo

A bowl of Filipino chicken adobo

The Filipino delicacy adobo, which has slowly taken the spotlight on international cuisine, is undeniably an essential food on the table during fiesta. Chicken adobo is the easiest yet tastiest variant to cook.

Chicken adobo, an original Filipino traditional stew, is prepared using chicken meat marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves and sugar, although it can be optional and simmered until tender.

To ensure high quality and best-tasting chicken adobo, make sure to buy a guaranteed fresh chicken.

Lumpiang Shanghai

Elegant presentation of the local Filipino dish lumpiang shanghai

On every occasion, a table is not complete without everyone’s favorite dish, lumpiang shanghai. Lumpiang Shanghai is made of ground pork, seasoned with salt, pepper, and other condiments, carrots, onion, parsley, and egg, all combined in a bowl. It is then wrapped in a lumpia wrapper and deep-fried until golden brown.

This popular dish is every Filipino’s favorite. You can never go wrong with this classic. Try making it from scratch or save time with a convenient ready-to-cook version available here.

Be Festive and Get Ready for a Flavorful Celebration

Festivities in the Philippines are adorned with colorful ornaments, merry-making sounds and laughter and are made alive by the food. It’s reassuring that the Philippines’ fiestas can be celebrated triumphantly with sumptuous foods prepared using high-quality meat. 

If you’re looking for top-quality meat and ingredients, visit The Good Meat and enjoy shopping for your upcoming feast celebration.

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