Chicken is used for the tinola, which is a ginger soup with whole chicken pieces and green papaya. Some of the most loved seafood and fish dishes are the ulkoy, which are shrimp and squash fritters, lumpiang shanghai (which also include minced pork) and kinilaw (raw fish). Pork is used for soups (sinigang with pork or neck ones), tocino (sweet curried pork) and longanisa (a type of local sausages with sweet and spicy taste). The most frequent desserts are rice cakes with caramel toppings, puto (rice muffins), pichi-pichi (cassava patties with coconut) and halo-halo (ice with milk, coconut, purple yam pudding, plantains and jackfruit).
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