Filipino cuisine is bright and diverse. The food has evolved over centuries with influences from Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, and Spain. There are over 144 ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines. Mainstream styles of cooking include Bikol, Chavacano, Hiligaynon, Illocano, Kapampangan, Maranao, Pangasinan, Cebuano, Tagalog, and Waray. Mama Rosie cooks in the Tagalog style of cooking. Filipino food is all about balance and combining sweet (tamis), sour (asim), and salty (alat).