The Filipino recipe dishes are rooted to Philippine history. Each Filipino recipe represents the first countries to visit Philippines or a special story from its ancestors. The countries who had influence the Filipino dishes are Spanish, Chinese, Malay and America. Chinese has thought the Pilipinos how to cook the famous pansit, tofu and lumpia. The Malayan people introduced several condiments like Bagoong and Patis. They also thought Pinoys how to cook laing and kare kare. Spanish on the other hand has influence Pinoys into cooking chorizzo, longganisa and sausage.
Filipino recipes are commonly sweet, spicy, sour, salty or a combination of any of the flavor. The Filipino food recipes are usually served with rice and sometimes they fry it and mix it different seasonings. Pinoys are very resourceful and they have made different styles in cooking each dish. However, even though the dishes have evolved the natives are still preserving the traditional method of cooking food in a special pot.
Here are some of the best and most popular Filipino food recipes I’d like to share with you. I categorized them depending on their ingredients and the occasion they are prepared for. Feel free to share your own Filipino food recipes here.
Filipino Food Recipes – Main Course
A whole body of pork roasted on a big stick. It is seasoned with lemongrass and tamarind flavor. The crust is crunchy and tasty.
The aroma of bay leaves makes the adobo inviting for dinner. The flavoring of adobo is sweetened and a bit a chilly. It is a perfect match for rice.
Savor the chicken adobo’s broth and topped on your rice. The chicken has a medium rare texture. The chicken easily absorbs the flavor of adobo and you will surely love every bite of it.
A dish that can be distinguished because of its pleasant sour taste. For this recipe, they used pork as the main ingredient. Pork may be replaced with chicken, shrimps or fish.
Peanut butter is added in the dish to make sweet sauce flavor. Oxtail and beef are cooked until tender. You can also substitute goat meat and chicken as the main ingredient. It is served with anchovies for a tastier viand.
Beef Caldereta uses the short ribs of a beef as the main ingredient. It is cooked with a lot of tomato sauce. It has a sweet and sour taste, which you can pair up with rice.
Filipino Chicken Recipes
Nothing can be more exciting to eat than a chicken roasted like barbecue. The crisp and tenderness of the chicken makes it scrumptious. You can serve this for special occasions.
The chicken has creamy sauce. It has mushrooms and vegetables for a healthier lunch or dinner. Perfectly garnish with celery for a presentable dish.
Filipino Pork Recipes
Crispy pata is crispy and crunchy. Dip it with atsara, vinegar or Mang Tomas sauce for a tastier dish.
Sizzling Pork Sisig
Sizzling pork sisig is the best partner of beer or any form of liquor. Pinoys have different styles of preparing the sisig. Whatever they prepared the sisig it is still delicious and pair it with rice or bread.
Bicolanos love to eat spicy foods. Sometimes they compete in who can eat the most number of small chilli peppers. Bicol express is cooked with pork and it is blended with coconut milk and lot’s of small chilli pepper. It will zing your tongue.
Bistek’s main ingredient is pork or beef. You can season it with kalamansi or lemon juice and mix with soy sauce. Garnish it with round onions
Filipino Dessert Recipes – Kakanin
Bibingka is a special pie made in a special pot. You have to options in cooking bibingka. You can make it plain or make it special by adding food coloring or hard-boiled egg on top.
Puto Bumbong is very popular in the Philippines during Christmas Season. The vendors sell it outside the church after evening mass. It is glutinous rice steamed in a special steamer to serve it warm for Christmas.
A desert that is perfect for summer get away. Different fruits are mix with evaporated milk and crushed ice. It will not only fill your hunger but will also quench your thirst.
Banana is a good source of potassium. The best way to enjoy banana is to make banana fritters. Dulcify banana by coating it with brown sugar.
This desert is healthy because it is made of condensed milk and evaporated milk. They are mix together with egg and steamed until cooked. You can eat this as a snack during your free time.
A vegetable root cooked with milk and coconut cream. This Purple Jam is sweet and sticky which has a pleasant taste. It is also use as a topping for Halo halo.
If you are planning to travel in the northern area like Laguna or Tagaytay do not forget to buy a box of Buko Pie. It is sweet and delicious from the inside and out of this pie. You might also want to give buko pie as a gift to your family.
Create a sweet biko to change your mood on a bad day. It is made of glutinous rice, which is a bit, sticky but healthy. It is top with fried coconut milk to add a little crunch to the Biko.
Filipino Soup Recipes
This dish originated from Batanggas. The kneecap and the bone marrow of the beef shanks are use as the main ingredient. Then it is season to for a tastier soup.
Chicken Tinola is cook with moringga or lemon grass. It is commonly serve during cold weather. Everyone recommends this dish especially for breastfeeding mothers.
Filipino Christmas Recipes – Recipes for Holidays
Pancit is one of the dishes that pinoys learned when Ancient Chinese traveled Philippines. The pinoy has made several versions of it. It is nice to eat it for snack.
Palabok is a great noodle to serve during celebration. It is has several ingredients like shrimp, pork, egg, oyster and more. You would not resist this scrumptious dish.
The pinoy style spaghetti is sweet and spicy. Instead of tomato sauce, they substitute ketchup for the sauce. Nothing can be more inviting than a homemade preparation.
A refreshing method to create a salad can come from a pseudo nut called coconut. Make it special by adding fruit cocktail and pineapple. Mix it with condense milk and whipped cream.
Filipino Vegetable Recipes
The vegetables are sauté with salted anchovies. For best results, you can add shrimp, chicharon or pork. Enjoy a healthy meal.
Have a taste of Laing of Bicol, Philippines. They mix coconut and small chili pepper with vegetable. This is the best dish for people who love spicy dishes.
You can dip the dish in a pineapple sauce or vinegar. You can eat it as a snack or combine it with rice. Enjoy eating this finger food delight.
Filipino Seafood Recipes and Filipino Fish Recipes
Paksiw na Bangus
This soup has a sour and salty taste. They boil the fish thoroughly. It is a delectable dish for lunch or dinner.