The history of Filipino food dates back to the pre-Spanish era, the Malay introduced boiling, roasting and steaming of livestock and seafood that they had. The Spanish settlers during the Spanish era also introduced many spices that are now common in Filipino food. Of course, there are still the original Filipino dishes which can only be found here in the Philippines. These are the ones invented over the years by Filipinos from different regions. Then of course what you should really try is the exotic street foods like taho, kwek-kwek, betamax and balut.