Filipino Spices & Condiments
Herbs and Seasoning Used in the Philippines
Salt in Philippine Cuisine
What makes a dish? It has to be the final touches!
Anyone can boil meat… A cook can immensely enhance that meat’s flavor with the right addition of salt and other seasonings!
Asin? The most common type of salt used in Philippine cooking is white rock salt. It’s added to everything — not just to dishes on the stove, it’s even a taste enhancer for fruits eaten raw like green mangoes and jicama (singkamas).
Fish sauce (patis), Fish/Shrimp Paste (bagoong), Soy Sauce (toyo)
From vinegar (suka), tamarind (sampalok), lime (calamansi)
Sugar (asukal) and Banana Ketchup