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Filipino cuisine takes its influences from a number of cultures, mainly Chinese and Spanish. Today, the Philippines is known for its sweet, sour and salty cuisine, and communal way of eating.
Indonesian cuisine is immensely diverse, as the nation is comprised of around 17,000 islands. Influences come from the Middle East, India, China and various parts of Europe but these vary according to the Indonesian region.
Seafood is a common staple in the Pacific Islands and is widely available due to the abundance of beaches. Lobster, crabs, prawns and various types of fish are found as the main protein in many dishes.
The food of the Cook Islands largely centres on the fresh tropical ingredients that are abundantly available. Seafood is cooked in a myriad of ways, commonly underground in an earth oven known as an umu.