Filipino Recipes

Easy and Tasty Dishes from the Philippines

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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Bibingka (Coconut Rice Cake)

This coconut rice cake is so tender, moist, delicious and with the perfect crumbs, you won’t believe you’re eating a cake that’s actually completely gluten-free! This Bibingka is so insanely good it can rival any regular wheat cake in taste and texture. Bibingka is often served warmed up with some butter on top and enjoyed with coffee either in the morning or mid-afternoon. It’s delicious as a plain cake for everyday consumption, but for special occasions, it’s topped with extra cheese and some salted duck eggs, too.

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Instant Pot or Stove Top Filipino-style Picadillo (Ground Beef and Vegetable Stew)

This Instant Pot or Stove Top version of Filipino-style Picadillo is sweet-salty and full of savory deliciousness coming from perfectly seasoned ground beef cooked with vegetables and raisins! The raisins add that subtle sweet element which elevates  this dish to the top! Served with rice but for a more substantial meal fried plantains and eggs are added as accompaniments, too.

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Instant Pot Sinigang na Corned Beef (Corned Beef Sour Soup)

This has now become a classic favorite in my household. Use your corned beef and turn it into this delicious and hearty soup loaded with vegetables with a tangy mouth-puckering flavor that would leave your tastebuds asking for more! Made even easier in the Instant Pot – this Sinigang na Corned Beef (Corned Beef Sour Soup) produces a melt-in-your-mouth tender beef that is oh-so-good!

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Ube Halaya (Purple Yam Dessert or Jam)

This Filipino purple yam dessert (ube halaya or ube jam) is not only eye-catching, it’s totally delicious!! Mashed purple yam is cooked slowly with butter, evaporated milk and condensed milk which give this colorful dessert such a luscious buttery, creamy and sweet flavor. Great on its own or as topping for halo-halo or as jam or spread forbad and other pastries.

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