Appetizer or Snack Recipes

category-appetizerThe appetizer is the first course of a meal traditionally known as the hors d’oeuvre. The appetizer consists of food items served before the main courses of a meal. If there is an extended period between when guests arrive and when the meal is eaten, appetizers can be used to sustain guests during the wait, Hors d’oeuvres are sometimes served with no meal afterward. This is the case with many reception and cocktail party events. So in that way an appetizer is little more than a snack. Appetizers may also be served as a part of the main course or they may be served before sitting at the table.

Banana Cue

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This is Banana Cue. Banana Cue is one of the most well known Filipino snack foods. And it’s simple and easy to make. It takes only 3 ingredients so it is also affordable. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of vegetable oil 6 plantain bananas, peeled 1⁄4 cup of brown sugar 3 bamboo skewers Instructions Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is ...

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Puto Bumbong

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This is Puto Bumbong. It is traditionally made from a special variety of sticky or glutinous rice (called pirurutong) which has a distinctively purple color. Puto Bumbong is commonly eaten during Christmas in the Philippines. It is served topped with butter or margarine and shredded coconut mixed with brown sugar. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of white glutinous rice 1 cup of purple glutinous rice (pirurutong) 1 cup of ...

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Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs

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This is Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs. This is an interesting twist on a holiday classic that is sure to impress. Deviled eggs were always one of my favorites at Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. This little upgrade takes the flavor to a much higher level. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 eggs 8 ounces of bacon 3 fresh jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons of mustard 3 tablespoons of pickle relish 1⁄3 cup ...

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Kilawing Baboy (Pork Ceviche)

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This is Kilawing Baboy (Pork Ceviche). There is nothing more delicious than pairing your drinks and spirits with a good ceviche. This variation of Kilawin will really get the guests at a party talking. The flavors of the grilled pork blends with the brine of the ceviche creating a truly unique flavor. If you haven’t tried this version of Kilawin before, give it a try. You won’t regret it. Enjoy this recipe from us at ...

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Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake)

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This is Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake). Kutsinta is one of the popular Filipino rice cake snacks. It’s topped with freshly grated coconut and it is typically eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1⁄2 cup of all-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 cup of rice flour 1 1⁄2 teaspoon of lye water 1 cup of brown sugar 2 1⁄2 cups of water 3 tablespoons of annato liquid ...

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Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls)

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This is Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls). Lumpiang Shanghai (otherwise known as Spring Rolls in other culinary traditions) is a mainstay of the Filipino party foods. You will often find this crispy appetizer at weddings, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, or any other social gathering you can think of. It’s not hard to see why. Once you try one, it’s hard not to eat the whole batch of them. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. ...

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Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)

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This is Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls). Whenever my family would have a party at our house, we would serve these egg rolls. My mom would make them almost every time, and bring it to other parties when people had us over as well. It was always a hit, and everyone gobbled them up as soon as they hit the table! Enjoy this recipe submitted by Madeline Hall from Madeline Marie Blog. Ingredients 1 package of ...

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Pan De Coco

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This is Pan De Coco. Pan de coco, also known as coconut bread in English, is a rich sweet roll with a coconut filling. It is an inexpensive snack sold in the local bakeries. I specially enjoy this bread in the mornings with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Dough: 3 1⁄2 cups of flour 3⁄4 cups of warm water 2 1⁄4 teaspoon of yeast ...

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Kilawing na Hipon (Spicy Shrimp Ceviche)

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This is Kilawing na Hipon (Spicy Shrimp Ceviche). This is a variation of the common, Filipino style shrimp ceviche, Kilawing na Hipon. In this version, we add some serrano or jalapeno peppers to the mix to bring some heat into this dish. Give it a try. You will love it. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of shrimp, steamed with shells removed and deveined 1 small bundle of radishes, thinly ...

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Sinuglaw

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This is Sinuglaw. Sinuglaw is a mixture of Grilled Pork Belly or Sinugbang Baboy Liempo cut into small pieces and fresh Tuna with vinegar. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of grilled pork belly, chopped 1 pound of fresh tuna meat, cut into cubes 2 pieces of cucumber, thinly sliced 1 medium-sized red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons of ginger, minced 4 pieces of finger chilies, sliced 1 1⁄4 cup of ...

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