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Pulutan!: Filipino Bar Bites, Appetizers and Street Eats

From tart and refreshing seafood ceviche spritzed with citrus, to tender pork meatballs in spicy coconut sauce, to charred chicken skewers lacquered with sweet and savory glazes, nothing pairs better with a cold beer, wine cooler, or cocktail, than the array of Filipino bar snacks and small dishes known as "Pulutan." Derived from the Filipino word "pulot," meaning "to pick up with the fingers," Pulutan traditionally refers to finger foods and small bites that are best served alongside an alcoholic drink.With culinary influences from Spain, China, Mexico, and the U.S, these Filipino finger foods can range from tapas and pintxos, to eggrolls and dumplings, and even barbecue and chicken wings.