Let me share our native dishes in the Philippines particularly from the kitchens in Luzon. First is the Pakbet. It is a mix of tropical vegetables that is sauteed in shrimp paste. You will enjoy it if you like squash, water hyacinth or kangkong, bitter gourd, okra, string beans and some other vegetables depending on the one who cooks. Another is the Labong which is the young bamboo shoot which is cooked in coconut milk. If you are fond of spicy food then you can try what we call Bicol Express which is actually pepper cooked in coconut milk with pork bits. For the drink, you can try Tuba which comes from the fermented coconut water. For a stronger version, it is called Lambanog which can make you drunk with just one glass.