Igorot Cuisine

What is the importance of food in a given culture?


One way to celebrate culture is through cuisine. The role that a specific type of cuisine plays to the Igorot culture is very significant. The food that a specific culture exhibits the pertinent geography of the region. For instance, the Igorots like to eat rice as a staple product. One possibility of the abudant staple food is due to the fact that the Banaue Rice Terraces is located in Ifugao, Northern Luzon. This pertains to the geographical region where many Igorots reside in. Here is an interactive website that gives a good list of recipes and exotic food that the Igorots like feasting on. It is clearly evident that the Igoros like meat products/ protein.

Food Description Photograph Ingredients

A famous dish served in the Cordilleras of a live beaten chicken. It is usually salty in taste and mixed with other vegetables such as cabbage. Usually served with rice and it is eaten on a banana leaf.

  1. Chicken
  2. Ginger
  3. Black Pepper
Tapey Rice mixed together with the local wine. It is meant to have a sweet taste. Here is a link that shows how Tapey is prepared.
  1. Bubod
  2. Diket
  3. Labba
  4. Gosi
Binaod Binaod is considered to be a Filipino delicacy. The pig intestines are prepared just after the pig manure "have been dried and collected" (Comeau). It is eaten with Sayote leaves that cover rice. binaod
  1. Ground Diket
  2. Sayote Leaves
  3. Salt
  4. Intestines of a Pig


Etag Salted pork served on special occassions. Just like Pinikpikan, it can be served with mixed greens/vegetables.Sometimes, it is spiced. etag
  1. Pork meat
  2. Tapuy
  3. Onions
  4. Lemon grass
  5. Cooking oil

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