Filipino Food Recipes

Filipino Food Recipes & Philippines Cuisine

Filipino food recipes, Philippine cuisine and the style of cooking the food associated with it have evolved over centuries from its Austronesian origins. Because of that, today its a mix of Malay, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, American. Sundry other Asian and Latin influences that have been adapted to local ingredients.

Dishes range from the simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to elegant paellas and cocidos prepared for fiestas. Popular dishes include:

  • lechón – whole roasted pig
  • longganisa – Philippine sausage
  • tapa – cured beef
  • torta – omelette
  • adobo – chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry
  • kaldereta – meat in tomato sauce stew
  • mechado – larded beef in soy and tomato sauce
  • puchero – beef in bananas and tomato sauce
  • afritada – chicken and/or pork simmered in a tomato sauce with vegetables
  • kare-kare – oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce
  • crispy pata – deep-fried pig's leg
  • hamonado – pork sweetened in pineapple sauce
  • sinigang – meat or seafood in sour broth
  • pancit – noodles
  • lumpia – fresh or fried spring rolls

Filipino Food Recipes & Philippines Cuisine

Siningang Na Baboy Sa Sampalok

Siningang Na Baboy Sa Sampalok

Pork Sinigang or Sinigang na Baboy is a sour soup that is part of the cuisine of the Philippines. The soup dish uses pork as the main ingredient, although beef, shrimp, fish and chicken can be used. (if chicken is used, the recipe is known as sinampalukang manok). Bony portion of pork known as “buto-buto” […]

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Pork Menudo

Pork Menudo

Pork Menudo is another Filipino “stew” style recipe that incorporates pork meat and liver cubes with potatoes, carrots and tomato sauce. You can also substitute the pork with chicken, and eliminate the liver… and perhaps even add in some chickpeas (garbansos) with your mixed vegetables.   Ingredients: 2 lb. pork belly, cut into cubes 1/2 […]

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Chicken & Pork Adobo

Chicken & Pork Adobo

This is popular offering is a national dish of the Philippines. Before serving, it might pay to mention that peppercorns in the sauce, not everyone handles those well. The strong vinegar flavor in the sauce/gravy is counterbalanced by the pepper, soy sauce and garlic. Adobo has many regional variations and Chicken & Pork Adobo is […]

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Pork Ginataan with Squash & String Beans

Pork Ginataan with String Beans & Squash

Pork Ginataan with Squash & String Beans is a rich and delicious Filipino dish that makes use of pork, coconut milk, and vegetables such as squash and string beans. This recipe has many variations. You can do this with any meat, including seafood such as crab. Ingredients 1½ lbs. pork, cubed 1½ cup beef broth […]

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Pancit Palabok

  Pancit palabok and pancit luglug are essentially the same recipe/ dish. The main difference being that luglug uses thicker noodles… 1 pkg. noodles (thick), soaked in cold water 1 hour 1/4 c. shrimps, shelled & deveined 2 sticks Chinese sausage (dry), sliced thin 1 box tofu (soy bean cake), cut in sm. cubes 1/2 […]

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Philippines Meat Dishes

Chicken and Pork Adobo Hot and Sour Shrimp with Watercress And Walnuts Pork Binagoongan Laing Menudo Crispy Pata Pancit Canton Lumpia with Sweet Potatoes Mechado (Filipino beef stew) Longganisa (filipino-style sausages) Sinigang na Sugpo Sinigang (Tamarind Soup) Lengua Embutido Siomai Inihaw Na Bangus (Grilled Milkfish) Chicken and Pork Apretada Oxtail Kare-kare Bagoong Alamang Lumpiang Sariwa […]

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Philippines Vegetarian Dishes

Adobong Gulay Bulanglang Ginataang Saba Ginataang Talong Sopa de maiz (filipino corn soup) Crispy KangKong Peanut And Eggplant Scallops Tamales Vegetarian Fresh Lumpia Wrapper Banana Blossom Ginataan Misua Sinangag Tortang Tagalog Eggplant Adobo Tofu Arroz Caldo Gluten Guisado Spanish Bread Spiced Coconut Sweet Potato   Adobong Gulay Gulay – Vegetables = talong (egg plant), potato. […]

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Philippines Sauces

Liver Sauce Sari Sari Sauce Egg Gravy Sweet and Sour Sauce Fruit Salad Dressing Corn Relish (Acharang Mais) Plum Sauce Radish Relish (Acharang Labanos) Lumpia Sauce Tomato Sauce Mild Chili Sauce White Sauce Sour Dipping Sauce Vinaigrette Sauce Vinaigrette Dip (Sausawang Suka)   Liver Sauce Ingredients one 4-ounce can liver pate or spread 1/3 cup […]

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Philippine Desserts

  Bibingka Cassava Original Leche Flan Pumpkin Leche Flan Fruity Caramel Flan Coconut Rice Turon Ube Halaya Palitaw Pianono Cascaron – bitsu-bitsu Pich Pichi Mango Cream Cake Steamed Palm Sugar Custard Yema Balls Mango Chocolate Cream Cups_ Buko Pie Brazo de Mercedes Ginataan Kutsinta Puto (Rice Muffins) Gulaman at Sago Champorado Peanut Squares Cassava Cake […]

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The Basics of Philippine Cooking

Philippine cooking is surprisingly simple; no special utensils are needed. Even a wok, which is commonly used in the Philippines and is almost essential for Chinese cooking, can be done without for most Philippines dishes. No special skills are needed, either. If you can prepare American dishes, you can prepare the food of the Philippines. […]

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Fruits of Philippines

ATIS Known internationally as sweetsop, sugar apple or custard apple, the Atis is one fruit you can easily grow even if you have only a square meter of soil. The atis tree grow just about anywhere a seed falls. And it grows fast so that you can get to harvest fruits in a little over […]

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Spanish Influence on Filipino Food

Thanks to http://filipinokastila.tripod.com/Food.html Spanish Influence on Filipino Food Filipino Food Philippine cuisine has numerous indigenous and foreign influences. Throughout the centuries, the islands have incorporated the cuisine of the early Malay settlers, Arab and Chinese traders, and Spanish and American colonizers, along with other Oriental and Occidental accents and flavors. The strongest culinary influence is […]

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French Influence on Filipino Cuisine

Filipino cuisine as we know it today is a multi-layered expression of culture and history. It has a very Malay matrix in the “native” or indigenous foods like sinigang, pinangat and pinais. It has very strong Chinese influences, as we see from everyday food like lumpia,pancit and mami. The very visible Spanish layer one sees in fiesta food like lechon, relleño and morcon; Arab and Indian […]

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Philippine Cuisine

Philippine Cuisine Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic cultural influences, due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes brought to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. It has also received varying degrees of influence from Chinese, American, and other Asian cuisine. […]

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Philippine Food Culture and History

The Philippines country culture starts in a tropical climate divided into rainy and dry seasons and an archipelago with 7,000 islands.These isles contain the Cordillera mountains; Luzon’s central plains; Palawan’s coral reefs; seas touching the world’s longest discontinuous coastline; and a multitude of lakes, rivers, springs, and brooks. The population—120 different ethnic groups and the […]

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