pilipino food

anonymous asked:

Guys I know Jollibee is one of the big names when it comes to Filipino things. But the actual food isn't actually Filipino at all. It's a western compromise we have. I'm not saying boycott Jollibee, (although if u dig you might find reasons to) but this shouldn't be the forefront of what is Pilipino especially food. There's adobo, sisig and etc. you know what I mean.

You’re right, Jollibee doesn’t showcase traditional Pilipinx dishes like a calenderia style/”traditional” Pilipinx restaurant. However it shows that Pilipinxs are able to incorporate our unique taste palate and food innovation in to an American style food place.

The spaghetti is sweet and has hotdogs instead of meatballs and isn’t harsh like marinara. Growing up the spaghetti my mom made for my birthdays were similar, and it wasn’t until I immigrated to the States that I learned how “”traditional”” spaghetti tasted like. Chicken is dipped in gravy instead of just eaten plain (I mean it can be eaten plain but gravy and chicken go hand in hand like how for many non-Pilipinxs kids know turkey and gravy go together). The hamburgers have sweet sauce instead of just ketchup and mustard.

These are things that show how Pilipinxs have been really innovative in terms of cuisine. Yeah it’s just fast food but it’s unique like how McDonald’s has it’s own taste, and Burger King, and In-n-Out, etc. It’s Pinoy as hell.

Jollibee is not traditional food but it is like a taste of home for a lot of Pilipinxs abroad. It is a reminder that no matter what area of the world you are in our unique taste in food is close by. Jollibee is as important as adobo, sinigang, imbotido, etc. Jollibee shows Pin@y excellence because of that, that it’s established in different countries and succeeded, because Pilipinxs and non-Pilipinxs (i’ve seen other ethnicities and races at the Jollibee near me) abroad flock to sweet spaghetti, yumburgers, and chicken and rice.

-admin Kim Celine