Re: Chillies. Who loves chillies?
Like in the rest of South East Asia, the Philippines has a variety of dishes cooked and/or topped with chillies, known here as "sili". Fresh chillies are also mixed with regular condiments such as fish sauce, vinegar, and soy sauce. In one region (Bicol) majority of their dishes are laced with it, and some people eat them like peanuts. I have a couple of "sili" plants in my garden, which unfortunately I have to share with the birds.
We also get great chili sauces and oils from other Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, and Korea.