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.

Ginataang Halo-Halo

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This is Ginataang Halo Halo. Ginataang Halo Halo is an old-time favorite of Filipinos. Typically made with glutinous rice balls, tapioca pearls, sweet potatoes, purple yam, tropical fruits and coconut milk. This is a delicious and filling snack specially if you love anything with coconut milk in it. Ginataang Halo Halo is also perfect during rainy days. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of taro root (gabi), diced 1 1⁄2 ...

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Spicy Shrimp Nachos

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This is Spicy Shrimp Nachos. This is a tasty treat that we whipped together one night after being inspired by the fish tacos we had made the night before. We had all the ingredients we needed left over from the tacos (minus the fish) and we had some shrimp so we thought, why not nachos. The result was spectacular. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1/2 pound of medium-sized shrimp, peeled and ...

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Chicken Cracklings (Chicharon Manok)

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This is Chicken Cracklings (Chicharon Manok). Everybody knows about pork cracklings or chicharon baboy. But how about chicken cracklings or chicharon manok? Compared to the pork cracklings, these chicken cracklings are also quite tender and not so hard to bite into. This makes for a tasty appetizer and is best paired with an ice cold beer. These are definitely not something one should be eating often due to the high cholesterol in them, but indulging ...

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Hawaiian Pizza Bread

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This is Hawaiian Pizza Bread. It brings back memories of when we used to make this as kids. This is an alternative way of enjoying your favorite pizza without the hassle of using dough. You don’t need many ingredients and you can use a variety of different kinds of bread and cheese. You can prepare it on short notice if you have all the ingredients ready to go too. Enjoy this recipe from us at ...

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Palitaw

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This is Palitaw. The word “litaw” is Tagalog for float or rise, which is how this treat is made. Palitaw is a small, flat, and sweet rice cake. It is among the most common rice cakes eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Palitaw is easy to make with only very few ingredients. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of glutinous rice flour 3⁄4 to 1 cup of water ...

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Fish Balls

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These are Fish Balls. Fish balls are a common street food in the Philippines. They are well-seasoned balls of ground fish and spring onions. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of fish, flaked evaporated milk 4 tablespoons of flour 2 tablespoons of green onion, finely chopped sugar cooking oil vinegar soy sauce salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a bowl combine the flaked fish, milk and flour. Add the ...

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