Recipes

category-recipesThe Recipes section consists of food recipes that primarily focus on Filipino cuisine and cooking methods from the Philippines, but it also spans many other culinary cultures and traditions. With the Filipino community truly being a global community, with members of this community residing in nearly every corner of the earth. The culinary influences that have been imparted to Filipino cuisine and the influence that Filipino food has had on the cuisine of many regions of the world is as far reaching as it is delicious.

Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk)

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This is Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk). Ginataang Alimasag are Crabs cooked in Coconut Milk. This is a savory and creamy crab dish in coconut cream. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 3 pieces of medium-sized blue crabs cleaned and, cut into halves 1 inch piece of ginger, cut into thin strips 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium-sized onion, minced 3 pieces of thai chili pepper 1 can ...

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Garlic Herb Roasted Cornish Hens (Lechon Manok)

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This is Garlic Herb Roasted Cornish Hens (Lechon Manok). Roasted Cornish Hen is one of the most common dishes in all the culinary traditions of the world. Almost every culture has their version of this dish with some including distinct spices, ingredients, and techniques that are common in that the part of the world. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cornish hens, feathers and innards removed 2 tablespoons of olive oil ...

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Fried Chicken (Pritong Manok)

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This is Fried Chicken (Pritong Manok). Fried chicken can be cooked in so many ways in all the different cultures around the world. It may be breaded, coated with flour/batter or naked (no breading). Marinated in all sorts of herbs, spices and sauces. The version cooked in my house as I grew up in the Philippines had its own particular variation, with no breading. Below is a simple but tasty recipe for frying chicken, Filipino ...

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Spinach Laing

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This is Spinach Laing. Laing is a Filipino dish native to Bicol. In this recipe, we substituted the gabi leaves with spinach. Laing is a dish from the Bicol region and is made up of dried gabi leaves (taro leaves), plenty of ginger and then cooked in coconut milk and generously sprinkled with hot chili peppers. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 16 ounces of spinach, shredded 1⁄2 pound of pork, diced ...

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Ginisang Munggo

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This is Ginisang Munggo . Ginisang Munggo or Monggo are sauteed mung beans. This is a favorite food among Filipinos. You can use different types of meat with this recipe. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups Mung beans (Munggo) 1⁄2 pound of pork, thinly sliced 2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and chopped 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped 2 cups of fresh spinach 6 ...

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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 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 shortening 1 ...

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Giniling Guisado (Ground Beef with Bell Peppers)

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This is Giniling Guisado (Ground Beef with Bell Peppers). This is a dish that doesn’t get a lot of hype compared to other, more exotic and well known Filipino foods but it is a staple of the Filipino kitchen. I am never disappointed by Giniling. Don’t let the simplicity of it fool you. The flavors in this dish are robust and as a meal it is very filling. Overall it is one of my favorite ...

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Biko with Latik (Rice Cake with Caramel Topping)

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This is Biko with Latik (Rice Cake with Caramel Topping). Biko is a popular Filipino rice cake made from sticky rice and is usually topped with latik. It is often served during parties and holidays. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of glutinous rice 2 cups of water 1 3⁄4 cups of brown sugar 2 1⁄2 cups of coconut milk 1 can of coconut milk for latik topping (optional) Instructions ...

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Beef Mami

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This is Beef Mami. Beef Mami is one variation of a noodle soup dish which originated in northern Asia, particularly in China. Chicken or beef are the most common varieties of this noodle soup. This is a typical meryenda or mid-afternoon snack that is nice to have during cold weather. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of beef brisket 14 ounces of egg noodles, cooked 4 to 5 hard boiled ...

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

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This is Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry. The key to a good stir fry is technique. As you probably guessed from the name, there is a lot of stirring involved and high heat. That’s of course where the name stir fry comes from. You don’t want to lower the heat while cooking either. Just keep stirring. The rest takes care of itself. Enjoy this recipe from us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of boneless ...

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