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View Poll Results: Which cuisine do you prefer?
Thai Cuisine 23 71.88%
Filipino Cuisine 9 28.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Thai, and not even a contest. Thai cuisine is one of the best in the world, like Peruvian or Italian. Filipino cuisine is average imo. I dont think its as bad as people make it out to be, altho I do think many Filipino dishes are an acquired taste. Kwek kwek is pretty epic, and I love sisig and kare kare
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Thai food is more spicy, Filipino food is darn tasty, just not as popular.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Thai food is more spicy, Filipino food is darn tasty, just not as popular.
I think that it is preparation. Since for the most part you are not receiving Filipino food in restaurants. While a bit sweeter than western foods it comes at a party cold or at least cooling in a buffet setting rather than as a meal fresh from a kitchen.

Even in private homes, folks tend to cook one item at a time and let it sit as they move to the next item due to small kitchens.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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This is kind of a silly question.

To be bluntly honest, there's no comparison.

Thai food is world class.

Filipino food is peasant food; flavored w/ Soy Sauce and salt.

Not to offend anyone, but that's just what it is...

The only people that "like" Filipino food are Filipinos, only because they grew up on it....
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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The only people that "like" Filipino food are Filipinos, only because they grew up on it....
Well I am an American born and raised and I love Filipino food, pancit (all types), adobo (all types), lechon of all types, lumpia, asado, just to name just some.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I like Filipino food. Personal favs are caldareta, chicken afritada, tapsilog and chicken mami soup.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Let's put it this way...you don't see many Thai people or Thai communities outside of Thailand, but you'll see tons of Thai restaurants - with tons of non-Thai people eating in their restaurants. You will see large Filipino communities pretty much everywhere throughout Asia and immigration-oriented countries (USA, Canada, Australia, etc.)...but few Filipino restaurants, and the few Filipino restaurants you see, you'll rarely see a non-Filipino in them.
Most Filipino chefs don't cook their native cuisine. Don't be surprised to encounter a Filipino chef in a non-Filipino restaurant. Also, Filipinos prefer to taste other cuisines when eating out (it's long been a Fusion cuisine since some flavors accompany them on the way home).

Philippine chefs look to take national cuisine mainstream - BBC News

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Mr Gonzalez owns a restaurant, Cafe Ysabel, in a beautiful colonial-era house in central Manila.
Most of his dishes are the usual restaurant fare of pasta and pizza, but there is a section of more traditional options, cooked the same way as when the Philippines was a Spanish colony.
It is clearly the love and not the economics that is behind this section of the menu - the Italian food seems a clear favourite among diners, who are more accustomed to eating Philippine food at home and foreign food when they go out.
Mr Gonzalez has adopted the same approach to his cooking school, the Centre for Asian Culinary Studies.
Most of the dishes he teaches are Western or international in origin, acknowledging the fact that his pupils will probably be employed in kitchens that specialise in foreign food, and many will work in foreign countries as part of the huge network of Philippine migrant workers.
But he is determined to put at least some Philippine favourites into his training course.
"Filipinos are known to be global chefs, and we create the Philippine global chef. But part of our curriculum is to teach Filipinos how to cook Philippine cuisine, and it's imperative we do this," he said.
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Thai food runs a much larger gamut of complexity and sophisication. I attribute that in part to being an area that was the seat of several empires and imperial kitchens and some of those enpires had a high degree of organizational complexity which allows for the more sophisticated dishes. Thai food also tends to use more herbs especially fresh herbs, generally but not always uses more spices, and is often less greasy.
Fil-Am here. Thai is just spicy with heat (e.g. picante). But it lacks the complexity of spiciness of Indian food. Also the herbs (and the lack of grease being a contributing factor) makes Thai food taste plain.

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Thai food is world class.

Filipino food is peasant food; flavored w/ Soy Sauce and salt.
Thailand is a very insular country. They do not use ingredients, methods, etc. that cannot be found outside of SE Asia.

You also forgot that Filipino cuisine makes use of sweet. Also, the counterpunch of two contrasting flavors is very famous feature of Filipino cuisine.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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Thai
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:08 PM
 
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Filipino food is ok, I like Tocino chicken, and loved Halo Halo before I became diabetic, but it is very pork heavy and I don't eat pork. I also like garlic, but some dishes, like adobo, have a bit to much for my liking.
Thai food would make my list of the worlds top 5 cuisines. Their curries are amazing, and who doesn't love a good Pad Thai?
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:03 PM
 
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Thai cuisine is one right up there as one of the top cuisines in the world. Mostly because the cuisine was developed to suit the taste of a King...and than everyone in the Kingdom wanted that same style.

Filipino food...on the other hand...is more practical, plain. It's just a functional food.

Let's put it this way...you don't see many Thai people or Thai communities outside of Thailand, but you'll see tons of Thai restaurants - with tons of non-Thai people eating in their restaurants. You will see large Filipino communities pretty much everywhere throughout Asia and immigration-oriented countries (USA, Canada, Australia, etc.)...but few Filipino restaurants, and the few Filipino restaurants you see, you'll rarely see a non-Filipino in them.

It's not that the food in the Philippines is bad...it isn't bad. It's just plain, functional, not that interesting. But if you do want to try Filipino food...the one that pretty much every Filipino and non-Filipino loves, is Adobo.

But, as far as cuisines go, Thailand is well-known as one of the better cuisines in the world.
Good points. I've only encountered Filipino food at work gatherings. There is a big Filipino expat community in Moscow, believe it or not, and some of my coworkers had Filipino housekeepers or girlfriends. I can only remember lumpia. It's good but doesn't stand out as exceptional.
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