We are a rice-eating culture. Even when we’re told to shift to other means in these trying times, us Filipinos will find a way to eat our favorite starch in 2018, whether unli or not.
It’s All About Convenience
The working Filipino never forgets their lunch, no matter how little time they have to enjoy. The rice bowl is the fastest, easiest way to get a filling fix, and can even eaten on the go. From the jolli-jeep to the convenience store to the fast dallas filipino restaurant joint, rice bowls are king. They offer value for money in the most compact way possible, and can be easily taken out for even quicker consumption.
The Perfect Combo
We use rice to counterbalance our intense flavors, our unique combination of sweet, salty, sour, spicy that our homegrown palates have grown accustomed to. That’s the reason why we just have to have it with every meal, from adobo to sinigang to sisig. The sauce of your viand spills onto the rice, flavoring the entire bowl. Imagine the juices of sisig pouring into rice, so that each grain tastes like the medley of seasoning of the topping.