Which Classic Pinoy Dishes Make You Happy or Sad?


Best played while in traffic, starving



A go! original game that’s meant to entertain while sitting through hours-long traffic, Happy Or Sad? Classic Pinoy Dishes edition is best played when you’re bored and (gu-)Tom Jones.


How to play: use our list of dishes below or come up with your own, say Happy or Sad? and then the name of the dish, and take turns saying why it makes each of you happy or sad!



1 Happy or Sad? Sinigang na Baboy

A traditional Pinoy soup dish known for its sour flavor. It’s never the same if not served with patis at sili


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2 Happy or Sad? Kalderetang Baka

Beef stew cooked in tomato sauce. And as with many Pinoy dishes, it’s best served with patis


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3 Happy or Sad? Tinolang Manok

Chicken soup that’s light and refreshing. Best for breastfeeding moms because of the malunggay


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4 Happy or Sad? Pork Embutido

Pinoy-style meatloaf usually served on special occasions. We like ours withOUT raisins, you?


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5 Happy or Sad? Relyenong Bangus

Stuffed milkfish with the meat sautéed in garlic, onions and tomato


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6 Happy or Sad? Chicken Inasal

Our version of roast chicken marinated in lime, pepper, vinegar and annatto, and grilled over hot coals. Eat with garlic rice + chicken oil + toyo’t calamansi + beer = happiness


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7 Happy or Sad? Inihaw na Baboy a.k.a Liempo

Pork belly served with steaming hot rice. Mmmm…


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8 Happy or Sad? Pancit Palabok

A noodle dish with shrimp sauce topped with chopped boiled egg, seafood, chicharon, etc., etc., etc. Usually served as merienda or with pork BBQ on special occasions


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9 Happy or Sad? Lechon Baboy

Roasted suckling pig best eaten with Mang Tomas sauce


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10 Happy or Sad? Dinuguan

Pinoy stew of pork offal simmered in a dark, spicy gravy of pig’s blood, garlic, chili and vinegar. Puto anyone?


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11 Happy or Sad? Nilagang Baka

Beef broth soup with vegetables. Usually served on Sundays for family lunch


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12 Happy or Sad? Pininyahang Manok

Chicken stew with pineapple and milk base


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13 Happy or Sad? Adobo

Probably the most famous Pinoy dish in the world and a staple in many Filipino homes. The longer you store it, the better it tastes


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14 Happy or Sad? Bulalo

Beef dish made by cooking beef shanks and marrowbones. The best ones are usually found in Batangas and Tagaytay


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15 Happy or Sad? Arroz Caldo

A Pinoy version of congee or porridge. Best eaten with tokwa’t baboy


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Tom Jones yet? Cause we’re starving!