Vegetarians will be pleasantly surprised in local restaurants, they can try special dishes made of vegetables. The most unusual among them is the eggplant salad "Ensaladang talong". Eggplant for this salad is cooked on the grill, then finely chopped and mixed with tomatoes and onions. Vinegar is used as a dressing for the salad, you can also try more original versions of this salad in some restaurants in Manila. It can consist of unusual components such as salted duck eggs.
One of the most exotic dishes is considered to be a salad "Kinilaw" with seafood, it is made from fresh fish. Ginger, coconut milk, acute chilli pepper, and also spicy grass and the best oil are added to the salad. This original salad in local restaurants is usually served as an aperitif before the main dishes.
Talking about fish dishes, you should pay your attention to "Daing na bangus". It is prepared from a special type of fish hanos, also known as milkfish, it is caught only in a few places on the planet. Before cooking, the fish is marinated for a while, then fried in a pan and served with a side dish of rice or pickled papaya. This original dish is a common breakfast option here. Most desserts in Manila restaurants are made with fresh fruit, and you can also try interesting types of pastries here.