Choosing only the best and unique native dishes from different regions. For one, Filipino dishes are unique as it draws inspiration from several influences. Our food reflects the Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Western and Pacific Islander flavors developed during our many years of colonization. Beliefs and viewpoints in the preparation of the food were largely influenced with intermingling with the Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Hindu cultures. Add to this the mix and match that happens when it comes to ingredients and methods used in cooking, describing our food in a line or two becomes a real challenge.