3. Chicken Afritada
4. Cassava Cake
5. Pancit Palabok
6. Ube Ice Cream
What it is: Exactly what it sounds like: ice cream made from the root crop ube, also known as purple yam.
Why it's awesome: Purple ice cream. 'Nuff said. Recipe here.
7. Pork Adobo
8. Chicken Bistek
10. Calamansi Whiskey Sour
What it is: Sweet coconut cake.
Why it's awesome: Rice flour + coconut cream = a Filipino Christmastime treat that's delicious enough to eat year-round. Recipe here.
12. Sizzling Pork Sisig
What it is: Dessert made with a hodgepodge of ingredients, including shaved ice, sweet beans, fruit, tapioca, and ube ice cream.
Why it's awesome: Halo-halo means "mix mix" in Tagalog, and that's exactly what you're supposed to do with it. Recipe here.
18. Arroz Caldo
19. Dessert Lumpia
What it is: Sweetened cured pork.
Why it's awesome: Thin strips of pork sit for several hours (or days) in a mixture of sugar, salt, garlic, and oil, then are fried up in a hot pan until the coating caramelizes. Recipe here.