Have you tried the foods of the Philippines? It's a wonderful mix of the various cultures that have made their mark on the islands. Spanish and Asian traditions and spices from the islands mix in savory stews, stir-fries and deep-fried finger foods such as empanadas and lumpia (think spring rolls, just thinner). Other specialties include chicken or pork adobo stewed in soy sauce and vinegar; and pancit, a rice noodle and veggie stir-fry. Don't miss the halo halo for dessert. It's a shaved ice concoction with fruit, gelatin and sweet beans at the bottom topped with sweetened condensed milk. This tiny spot is run by a close-knit family and you'll always find one of them smiling from behind the counter ready to answer any questions.