Filipino Recipes

Easy and Tasty Dishes from the Philippines

Bananas Cooked in Sweet Syrup (Minatamis na Saging or Sinulbot)

Ripe bananas are simmered until tender in a simple sugar syrup giving them a deep amber color and adding another layer of sweet deliciousness to the fruit. It is great as a dessert or snack on its own but sometimes it’s mixed with crushed ice and a little evaporated milk (saba con hielo), making it a delightful summer treat!

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How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp with Sprite

Super tasty! This Garlic and Butter Shrimp cooked in Sprite is crazy delicious and so easy you’ll make it over and over again. 

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Easy Instant Pot Ham and Macaroni Soup

Loaded with cubed ham, pasta and vegetables this Instant Pot Ham and Macaroni Soup is the perfect comfort food for winter. This Asian-style soup is so easy to make in the pressure cooker. Creamy and tasty soup done in no time!

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How to make Turon (Banana Lumpia or Banana Spring Rolls)

These Banana Spring Rolls or Lumpia – Turon – are the best way to use up all your ripe Bananas. Sliced bananas are dusted with sugar then wrapped in spring roll wrappers with slices of jackfruit or other fillings then fried until golden brown and crispy. Turon as it is called locally is a hugely popular snack or street food in the Philippines! These caramelized bananas are the best and maybe served with ice cream, too!

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Beef Salpicao

Tender chunks of rib-eye steak cooked to perfection and flavored with a delicious seasoning sauce and then smothered in butter. All done in less than…

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How to make Halo Halo (Filipino Shaved Ice Dessert with Mixed Fruits and Sweet Beans)

Halo-Halo is a popular and deliciously refreshing Filipino dessert made with mixed fruits, sweetened beans, milk, and shaved or crushed ice topped with either caramel flan, purple yam jam or ice cream! Simply mix everything in a bowl or glass before eating. The combination of all these ingredients makes Halo Halo a very yummy concoction! So popular during the hot season, this cold dessert can cool you down during summer’s scorching days!

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Ensaladang Mangga (Filipino Mango Salad)

This Filipino Mango Salad (Ensaladang Mangga) combines sweet, sour, and salty fresh flavors from mangoes (both semi-ripe and sweet), tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice and bagoong (fermented condiment). Often eaten as a snack, this also pairs well with grilled meats and seafood so it’s a great summer side dish!

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Chicken Inasal (Oven Roasted or Grilled)

This is seriously the easiest and tastiest chicken inasal recipe! Chicken Inasal is the Philippines’ famous barbecue or grilled chicken. The marinade made from vinegar, lemon and sprite permeates the entire chicken making it both tender and tasty. The basting sauce not only adds a vibrant color to the meat but also a lot of flavor that you’ll want to eat all of the chicken skin that gets so crisp and delicious! This can be roasted in the OVEN or GRILLED.

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Sauteed Butternut Squash with Pork (Ginisang Kalabasa)

A classic Filipino vegetable and meat dish, this sauteed butternut squash with pork  (Ginisang Kalabasa) is so yummy and easy to make. Paired with rice, it’s such a tasty and wholesome meal! You will find this dish in any cafeteria all over the country.

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How to Cook Chopsuey

A classic and hugely popular Filipino recipe, Chopsuey is a stir-fry dish made of mixed vegetables in a thickened and perfectly seasoned white or light brown sauce with meat like pork, chicken, and shrimp added to make it substantial. Serve with rice for a tasty, wholesome and complete meal!

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Beef Pares Mami (Filipino Noodle Soup)

This Beef Pares Mami is the Filipino version of pho and is equally tasty. Tender pieces of beef are cooked slowly until meltingly tender in a perfectly seasoned and spiced broth. Fresh egg noodles are then added to make a mouthwateringly delicious soup that is perfect for the entire family!

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