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All Saints' Day in Philippines - Food for the Holidays

All Saints' Day 
Word List in Tagalog

In Tagalog, All Saints' Day is called Undas.

In this post, you will learn the vocabulary words related to All Saints' Day and some example phrases.

All Saints' Day Vocabulary Words

Listed below are common words for All Saints' Day, and related concepts:

1 All Saints' Day Undas
2 Halloween Undas
3 Occasion Okasyon
4 Celebration Pagdiriwang
5 Holiday Bakasyon
6 Vacation Pahinga
7 Happy Masaya
8 Scary Nakakatakot
9 Party Salu-salo
10 Halloween Costume Kasuotan para sa Undas
11 Halloween Food Pagkain para sa Undas
12 Halloween Treats Mga Panghimagas para sa Undas
13 Candy Kendi
14 Food Pagkain
15 Offering Alay

All Saint's Day is just around the corner so if you are planning to cook a memorable meal for the whole family to enjoy, then come and take a quick look at these Filipino foods that you can prepare for this special Holiday Season.

All Saints' Day Philippines

The celebration and observance of All Saints' Day in the Philippines is always fun and exciting.  During this special Holiday, a lot of Filipinos visit their loved ones who have passed away by going to the cemetery.  They show their sacrifice by walking and searching for the grave of their family members who have passed away.  Then they spend their time cleaning, painting, and beautifying the tombstone of their dead family members.  Afterwards, they pray for their loved ones while placing lighted candles of different colors and sizes, arranging vibrant flowers, fresh fruits, and authentic Filipino food that they cooked as offerings to the dead.  They take their time to celebrate All Saints' Day by feasting with their whole family, relatives, and friends.

Top 10 Food for All Saints' Day in Philippines

Here is my list of the Top 10 Filipino food that is prepared by most Pinoys in celebration of All Saints' Day in the Philippines:

1. Pancit

This Filipino noodle dish originated from the early Chinese people who migrated to the Philippines.  There is more than one way to cook pancit and there are a variety of noodles that are used to make different kinds of pancit recipes.  According to a lot of Filipino pamahiin, pancit helps a person to have a longer life span. This Pinoy dish is a must in a lot of Filipino birthday celebrations, special occasions, and Holidays.

2.  Pork Barbecue

For most Filipinos who love and enjoy eating, there is nothing else more satisfying than smelling the sweet and pungent aroma of pork meat in bamboo skewers sizzling with smoke on an outdoor grill.  This Grilled Pork Barbecue or Inihaw Na Baboy is surely a way to unite families and friends as they all cook together and eat together for the celebration of All Saint's Day.

 3.  Lechon Manok

Lechon na Manok or rotisserie chicken is surely a wonderful family meal that can be shared and savored together on special Holiday celebrations such as All Saints' Day.  This Filipino food is more affordable than buying or cooking lechon na baboy.  Preparing a rotisserie chicken is easier and cooking the chicken meat in its own fats and juices gives the chicken meat a wonderful taste and flavor that is perfect for any special Holiday celebration.

4. Spaghetti

Most Filipino kids love the taste of Pinoy spaghetti because it combines a unique blend of local aromatic spices with sweet ground pork meat, juicy hotdogs, mild tarty flavor of banana ketchup, and topped with salty shredded Cheddar cheese.  Your little chikitings will surely love the taste of this spaghetti with toasted garlic bread on the side.

5.  Chicken Adobo

Adobo is considered as the National Dish of the Philippines.  This chicken adobo is marinated and cooked in cane vinegar and soy sauce along with spices like laurel or bay leaves and peppercorns.  Filipinos love to cook their adobo with different meats including but not limited to fish, seafood, pork, beef, and chicken.

6.  Pork Menudo

This Pork Menudo is a very tasty pork stew recipe that is simmered in rich Del Monte tomato sauce and colorful vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and green bell peppers.  It is a perfect Filipino dish recipe that combines a perfect balance between sweet pork meat and healthy veggies combined together in a tomato stew.  This Filipino dish will surely provide warmth for the body and joy to the soul.

7.  Lumpia

The link to this lumpiang shanghai recipe is made out of simple ingredients such as canned tuna flakes with finely chopped garlic, white onions, and parsley, and spices that are stuffed and folded neatly inside lumpia wrappers and then deep fried until golden brown.  Most Filipino enjoy eating deep fried lumpia with their favorite sawsawan or lumpia sauce.  The most common lumpiang shanghai is usually made out of ground pork, ground beef, or shredded chicken meat.  Lumpia is surely a delightful treat or simple tasty snack that you can serve for merienda or lunch during All Saint's Day.

8.  Arroz Caldo

This Arroz Caldo is a Filipino dish that is made out of chicken pieces that are sautéed with minced garlic, white onions, and fresh ginger.  The chicken is then simmered in chicken broth or water with sticky glutinous rice then garnished with fresh green onions and boiled eggs.  The soothing aroma of this congee will definitely soothe your senses while providing warmth to your family and loved ones. 

9.  Chicken Caldereta

This chicken caldereta or kalderetang manok is a chicken stew made with the unique combination of peanut butter and tomato sauce that is then simmered with fried chicken meat, spices, and colorful vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and salty green olives.  This very tasty Filipino chicken recipe will surely captivate the heart and soul of your family guests and visitors.

10.  Chicken Mechado

If you are looking for a simple yet delicious meal to prepare for this coming All Saints' Day, try making this chicken mechado or mechadong manok.  This Filipino chicken recipe is made out of chicken pieces that are fried until golden brown, sautéed with spices, then simmered in a tomato-based stew with colorful vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and small beads of green peas.

We hope that you enjoyed reading this simple Filipino Parenting blog on Food for All Saints' Day in the Philippines to help you decide on what to prepare, cook, and serve on this special Holiday celebration for your guests, visitors, family, and friends.

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