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.

Kwek Kwek

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This is Kwek Kwek. Kwek-Kwek is a famous Filipino street food made by deep-frying hard-boiled quail eggs that are covered with orange batter. This is usually served with a spiced vinegar-based dip and chopped cucumber on the side. Another street food similar to this is called Tokneneng which uses chicken or duck eggs instead. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 to 18 pieces of boiled quail eggs 1 cup of flour ...

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Shrimp Ceviche

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This is Shrimp Ceviche. Shrimp Ceviche is shrimp marinated in lime juice, chopped, then tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, and hot peppers for a great appetizer. This shrimp ceviche is a zesty appetizer that’s normally eaten with tortilla chips or as a light meal served on tostadas. This is best served cold and paired with beer. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of medium sized shrimp, peeled deveined and precooked 1 ...

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Coconut Macaroons

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This is Coconut Macaroons. Coconut Macaroons are made with surprisingly few ingredients. Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle and irresistibly good. They are so easy and fun to make. They are also versatile. You can add different toppings and decorations to them if you like. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 large egg whites 5 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup of granulated white ...

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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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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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