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.

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 all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 large egg whites 5 cups sweetened shredded coconut 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup of ...

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Kilawing Kambing (Roasted Goat in Vinegar and Ginger)

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This is Kilawing Kambing (Roasted Goat in Vinegar). Kilawing Kambing is roasted goat combined with a vinegar/citrus sauce soaking with ginger, onion and sometimes other meats and vegetables. Some of the more popular versions of this dish are made with raw fish or other grilled meats. In this instance we substitute raw fish with grilled goat. In the Philippines, this dish is frequently brought out for parties where cold beer or other spirits are served. ...

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Pancit Canton Corned Beef and Egg Sunny Side Up

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This is Pancit Canton Corned Beef and Egg Sunny Side Up. No one would ever mistake this dish for being any kind of health food, but that’s alright. This works as the ultimate hangover cure, a guilty pleasure for when you’re cheating on your diet, or just for whenever you want to be really, really bad and you don’t care what other people think about you. The flavor of canton noodles you use isn’t necessarily ...

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Ensaladang Guso (Seaweed Salad)

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This is Ensaladang Guso (Seaweed Salad). This recipe uses guso, which is the edible form of seaweed, as its main ingredient. Although guso is quite common in the Philippines, this ingredient can be a tricky to find, depending on where you live. So ask around if you need to. Also note that the pineapple in the picture is not essential to the recipe but I find it to be a good flavor combination. Try it ...

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Fried Bananas (Pritong Saba)

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This is Fried Bananas (Pritong Saba). Fried bananas are a very common Filipino street food. Almost anywhere you find street food vendors you will find someone making this treat. The saba bananas can be difficult to find outside of Southeast Asia. However, there are many readily available substitutes you can use. Such as plantains or the more common banana. It’s very simple to make and a very delicious snack. The best bananas to use for ...

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Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger)

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This is Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger). Kinilaw na isda is a Filipino dish that is more popular and well known in the Visayas region of the Philippines than it is in the entire country. You can use a wide variety of fish for this preparation. In this instance, we are using herring or tamban. Though it is a smaller fish you can still filet it which is all you need for ...

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Ginanggang

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This is Ginanggang. Ginanggang is a snack food of grilled skewered bananas brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar. This particular snack is very popular in Mindanao where it originated. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Saba banana, peeled and skewered Margarine Sugar Bamboo skewers Instructions Fire up the grill. When the grill is nice and hot, place skewered bananas on the grill. Cook until the outer surface is lightly ...

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Siopao (Steamed Buns)

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This is Siopao (Steamed Buns). Siopao is a dough filled with a savory meat filling and cooked by steam. It is also another popular food item in the Philippines. Siopao do not require utensils to eat and can be consumed on-the-go. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients For the Dough 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 cup of luke warm water 1 packet active dry yeast 1⁄2 cup of ...

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Sisig Taco

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This is Sisig Taco. Sisig is said to have been invented in Angeles City, Phils. Pork Sisig is a mainstay for contemporary Filipino “Pulutan”, a hot snack that is often served with beer. You can eat sisig alone, with rice or in this recipe, with flour tortillas. I think sisig is great with everything. Try this one and let us know what you think. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients ...

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Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)

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This is Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters). Ukoy is the Filipino shrimp fritter. The smaller variety of shrimp (with head and shell on) are what is typically used for this dish. This is most often served as an appetizer, but it can also be made as a main dish or light snack. Several variations of this dish exists in which the vegetable that is used in combination with the shrimp is substituted with various other ingredients. Enjoy ...

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