Appetizer or Snack

The 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

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 all of us at Filipino Chow.  

Banana Que

Kwek Kwek

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 …

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Kwek Kwek

Coconut Macaroons

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 …

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Coconut Macaroons

Mango Float

This is Mango Float. Mango Float is a great dessert best eaten any day. This is so easy to make and the ingredients are so few it won’t hurt the bank. We normally make this dessert whenever we crave for it. Enjoy this recipe from …

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Mango float

Puto Bumbong

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 …

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Puto Bumbong

Ginanggang

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.  

Ginanggang

Hawaiian Pizza Bread

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 …

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Hawaiian Pizza Bread

Shrimp Ceviche

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 …

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Shrimp Ceviche
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