Here in the U.S., Philippine cuisine has traditionally sat in the shadows of the familiar pad thai and pho from its Southeast Asian neighbors, but it's finally peeking into the mainstream thanks to some big-name chefs, acclaimed restaurants and food trucks serving up )inoy staples like longganisa (sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette) and adobo (braised chicken or pork). To help guide you through the local carinderia
, The Bold Italic
has produced this super-handy cheat sheet
describing the food basics. Long live lumpia!