Off to the Philippines this week!
Here's what wikipedia can tell us about their cuisine:
"Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malay roots to a cuisine of predominantly Spanish base, due to the many Mexican and Spanish dishes brought to the islands during the colonial period. It has also received influence from Arab, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and American cooking."
sounds good to me!
P.S. Look for a special itinerary next week to get us through the holiday season. I don't think it's practical for us to "travel" over the next weeks considering how busy I'm sure we all will be.