From a breakfast treat wrapped in banana leaves to marinated beef and sweet breads, a range of mouth-watering delicacies in the Philippines can trace their origins to Spain and beyond.With distinctive Spanish flavours, and indirect influences from the Americas, the dishes are the legacy of the colonial era from 1565 to 1898, when the archipelago was ruled by the former European power.Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, a veteran food historian in the Philippines, is a cultural heritage advocate and…


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