What is the trademark food in your place?

Philippines
April 11, 2009 12:13pm CST
Every country or place has a trademark food, since eating is a favorite activity of most people. In our place, the trademark food is Lomi. It's a special noodle soup that has a lot of delicious ingredients. Among them are egg, sliced pork liver, meat balls, kikiam, cassava flour, onion, garlic, and pork cracklings. It is actually a Chinese dish, but has been reinvented somehow. So, how about in your place? Please share it here including a brief description, and how it tastes. By the way, I am from Batangas, Philippines. Happy eating!
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
11 Apr 09
There are quite alot of trademark food here, in singapore ^_^ Most of them are chinese dishes though and the most popular ones will be chicken rice, especially Hainanese Chicken rice.. haha =D Other than that, it will be laksa, whereby it's served with a spicy gravy which is made up of coconut and chilli powder, along with some noodle and bee hoon ^_^ Also, there's our fried 'kway tiao' whereby it's fried with black sauce along with some sausage, egg and bean sprouts ^_^
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• Hong Kong
12 Apr 09
I only tasted laksa once. I have had a laksa noodle in a local cafe, but it doesn't taste very well, a friend has been to Singapore and said to me that the laksa in Singapore is much much more better than the taste of the noodle I ordered in that cafe. So I must go to have laksa when I go to Singapore.
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
13 Apr 09
lol =D It's not a must to have laksa in singapore.. But just try it to get a taste of it ^_^
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
In Pampanga these are "sisig" (meat with liver, brain,and visceral organs) and "tocino" (sweetened pork or cow meat). Sisig is always associated with Pampanga and the best are seen in this province. In fact, people from all over the Philippines visit Pampanga for this dishes. No one cooks these dishes as a Kapampangan does. Cheers. Happy mylotting.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Omg, i've been eating for quite some time now and i didn't know it's got finely chopped brain.
@Theresaaiza (10539)
• Australia
13 Apr 09
Hwhaat? It's got brains? Oh well, I can't spit it out anymore, right? I think I loved it anyway. Ignorance is bliss! hehe
@asianwind (365)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
I have a lot of favorite, since it is summer now here in the Philippines it would be green mangoes dipped in shrimp paste, halohalo- this is 12 kinds of sweets, nuts, sweetened beans combined together in a tall glass, topped with ice and sugar mixed with milk... The ultimate summer treat... YUM!
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
Well, Halo-halo is the favorite snack this summer everywhere here in the Philippines. However, I am referring to a particular dish your place. So where are you from, Ilocos, or down south?
@Theresaaiza (10539)
• Australia
13 Apr 09
I love Lomi! :-) Here in Bohol, Philippines, our delicacies are usually desserts or sweets. One, there's the Peanut Kisses made of ground peanuts, mixed with egg whites, and it is baked and shaped like the Chocolate Hills. There's also KALAMAY, made of coconut milk, rice or cassava flour, and sugar. It is sticky and is placed inside coconut shells. Because Bohol is an island, we are also rich in seafood which tourists just love.
@HelloMickey (1656)
• Hong Kong
12 Apr 09
Too many different cuisines in the city I lived. It's hard to tell which one is the trademark food. Maybe, Egg Tarts and Milk Tea, this is quite common and down to earth, they are not expensive, but it seems that many tourists visit my city would like to try these. It is quite good to as snacks for tea time, it is just a simple food but taste good. I live in Hong Kong, Asia.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Oh man, I'm from Texas...slow grilled brisket, chili, ( any Mexican food) is popular here. Ribs, etc Texans like to cook outside on the grill! A good hamburger makes good eats too.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Man we have loads of tehm. Cambell soups. Kellogs and General Mills for Ceral. Tyson for meats. and we use most in our own receipes I couldnt say we have one specila food as a trade mark here. Oh one came to mind Apple Pie. Bootom crust cooked apoles with sugar and cinnamin in side and a top crust yummy to most!
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
Lomi served along the highway near Batangas City are really good. My supervisor lead us to eat in one of the restaurants there and all of us liked their lomi. Can you bring me a bowl of it when you visit Metro Manila @fatherblogger? I'll meet you just for that. In Cordillera, natives there usually make "pinikpikan" or "killing me softly" version of tinolang manok. Here's how it is prepared: http://www.gobaguio.com/pinikpikan.html Got to add though that even if it has been used primarily in rituals, "pinikpikan" becomes one common food of the Cordillerans.
• Malaysia
12 Apr 09
Hi everybody, I am from Malaysia and the trademark food in Malaysia differs based on the state. In The place that I stay, the trademark food in Nasi Lemak which is rice added with coconut milk we call it 'santan' and with boiled egg, fried groundnut, sliced cucumber, anchovis cooked hot and spicy as the gravey. Some adds chicken and other type of meat to make it a heavier meal. Regards Thanusha
@jimbo88 (231)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 09
Do you know about Indofood? that is famous trademark food in Indonesia. Product from it was called indomie, it was a delicious instant noodle. I like this food very much.
@mira91 (986)
• Singapore
12 Apr 09
Hahah, i guess i can't really say what's the trademark of my country because it's a multiracial country with lots of different food from different cultures. Since i'm a malay, in my community, maybe Mee Rebus is the trademark perhaps..It has fried onions, some herbs, yellow noodles, bagedale (potato balls), chicken wings or strips of chicken and the trademark mee rebus soup to finish it off ^_^ I really love it, delicious~~ ^_^
@asweetie (1188)
• India
12 Apr 09
Do u mean staple diet of the place... or something unique to the region. If you are going for the country wise then India would be too big to name a few.. we got over 100s of fully developed cuisines so not easy to pick one but out here in delhi i like Punjabi food . Especially the Chicken preparations. I like their Tnadoori chicken, chicken tikka, karahi chicken, butter chicken, then in vegetarian dishes i like the way chickpeas are made, then in punjabi fast food i love their aloo chat, and i love bread tikki ( i think thats the forefather of burger as it is over 1000 years old, a petty of potato or chicken in between two slices of bread.)
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
In Zamboanga City, Philippines, i think it's the Satti. It a soup but we usually call it "sauce". It's tomato and chilli based soup served with rice wrapped in coconut leaves. The soup comes with tiny beef barbecue. You can have grilled chicken with it. If you love spicy food, then you will love Satti. It's been rumored to ease out hang over. Before, it was just served for breakfast but now it's available in the afternoon.
• United States
12 Apr 09
In San Antonio, TX it is definitely the taco. I've even heard people refer to San Antonio as "Taco City" or "Taco Town." I'm going to go into detail because I assume everyone knows want a taco is, but I will say that they aren't very healthy and I'm pretty sure that's the reason San Antonio makes a lot of "fatest city" lists.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
11 Apr 09
A wonderful berry call marianberry is grown in Oregon and when available are wonderful especially in pie. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
@GardenGerty (115037)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Probably the United States would claim the hamburger as its trade marked food. Actually any fast food would be. I know we have plentiful supplies of beef, chicken and pork, especially compared to the rest of the world.Local trademarks still vary from region to region.