Philippines Recipes

Philippines Cuisine, Food & Recipes

Philippine cuisine and style of cooking the food associated with it have evolved over centuries from its Austronesian origins. Today its a mix of Malay, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, American and sundry other Asian and Latin influences that have 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

Philippines Cuisine, Food & Recipes


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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Philippine Culure

Filipinos highly value the presence of their families more than anything. Regardless of the liberal influence they have gotten from the west, the family remained the basic unit of their society. This trait clearly shows among Filipinos abroad who suffer homesickness and tough work just to support their families back home in the Philippines. In […]

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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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Custom & Tradition

 My brother-in-law, who is in his late twenties, is traveling back to the Philippines for the very first time since he and my husband’s family came to the United States to emigrate more than two decades ago. Before he left for the Philippines we (my husband, sisters and brothers-in-law,cousins, uncles, aunts, and I) gave him […]

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Tagalog Languge

Basic Tagalog:Some words commonly used by visitors and tourists. English Tagalog English Tagalog accept tanggap lunch tanghalian afternoon hapon map mapa snack merienda medicine gamot apple mansanas mirror salamin ask tanong money pera aunt tiya morning umaga banana saging mother nanay bank banko moviehouse sinehan beautiful maganda name pangalan bed kama near malapit beer beer […]

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