Crispy pata and Lechon listed amongst 100 world's best dishes

Crispy pata and Lechon listed amongst 100 world's best dishes

Here's proof that the Philippines is a great place for foodies!

According to Food encyclopedia Taste Atlas, staple Filipino dishes Crispy Pata and Lechon are included in the world’s top 100 dishes to eat. This list isn’t partial to bias, either. It contains the most popular food in the world like fish and chips, and sashimi.

Filipino cuisine among the most popular food in the world

Research has found that Filipinos are the world’s most adventurous gourmets, willing to sample dishes from all over the globe. But we also love eating our cuisine from own home, like Crispy Pata and Lechon. It’s no wonder that we are such carnivores. Our staple dishes are recognized as some of the most popular food in the world.

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After all, Filipinos love pork. Whether we roast the pork as a whole to make lechon, or savour parts that are normally discarded like the knuckles and trotter, it all tastes equally delicious. The secret behind this delectable dish is how it’s prepared to keep the crispy skin on the outside but the meat succulent and juicy.

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When combined with a vinegar-based sauce, it’s second to none!

Crispy roast pork is not only one of the most popular food in the world, but also extremely nutritious. A study found that pork fat is among the top 10 foods for a balanced diet. It is rich in vitamin B and essential minerals that promote steady metabolism.

And you can even eat it to help you lose weight! The Keto diet is all about eating high-fat low-carb diet! While that sounds great for meat lovers, moderation is key. Eating too much fatty meat can raise your cholesterol levels so enjoy responsibly!

Written by

Vinnie Wong