A tad harsh perhaps I know what you are saying but I would not blame the PH cuisine as much as the street vendor culture in the PH. There is some great and healthy Philippine cuisine it is just hard to find outside of small shack restraunts and and homes. I mean a good kilaw is very healthy and oh so tasty. Kladereta, Sinigang, sisig with healthy meats, pancit canton, these are some good, healthy and tasty foods you can find on the street if you know where to look. And for soul food, forget about it. No one in asia compares to the Philippines when it comes to soul I mean come on, A seat on the Rizal, Roxas Blvd or back alley jeepney lot, with tocino or lechon, puso and a San Mig....a little soy, calamansi, and many peppers.....that is simple, down-to-earth, goodness there. :D I will admit, finding a good street vendor or street shack in the PH can be daunting and difficult compared to other places, but once you do they rank up there with some of the best.