Filipinos are the most ingenious when it comes to adopting foreign food to suit the local palate. Take, for example, the case of spaghetti. Though it has some serious Italian influences, you’d be hard-pressed to find spaghetti in restaurants in Italy. Just as the Americans have added meatballs to come up with ‘spaghetti and meatballs,’ we, too, have given spaghetti our spin. We called it our very own Filipino-Style Spaghetti!
Today I’m going to share with you my recipe for Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad. In all honesty, I’m not much of a salad person. If I had to choose between a salad and another dish, 99% of the time I’d go for that other dish. This salad ranks quite low in my list of favorite Filipino salads (my top favorite is Buko Salad), but my sister requested that I make this during the holidays. It was quite a hit with the family.