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.

Ginataang Minatamis na Munggo

This is Ginataang Minatamis na Munggo . Ginataang Minatamis na Munggo is a dessert made from mung beans (Munggo or Monggo) cooked in coconut milk. This is considered a comfort food for Filipinos. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.  

Ginataang Minatamis na Munggo

Spicy Shrimp Nachos

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 …

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Spicy Shrimp Nachos

Pancit Bam-i

This is Pancit Bam-I. Pancit Bam-i is a noodle dish that is made with a combination of canton noodles, rice noodles, and a variety vegetables and meats. All this gives it a distinct flavor and texture. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino …

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Pancit-Bam-i

Suman Moron

This is Suman Moron. Suman Moron is a particular type of suman made with a chocolate layer twisted around the vanilla layer, so it creates a spiralized appearance and it has crushed peanuts too. The crunch of the peanuts is what makes this suman a …

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Suman Moron (Treat)

Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)

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 …

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Ukoy (Shrimp Fritters)

Pancit Palabok

This is Pancit Palabok. Palabok is a noodle dish loaded with different kind of toppings and smothered with a thick, golden shrimp sauce. This is a favorite snack among Filipinos and is very much considered a comfort food. This particular recipe is unique since we …

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Pancit Palabok

Pan De Coco

This is Pan De Coco. Pan de coco, also known as coconut bread in English, is a rich sweet roll with a coconut filling. It is an inexpensive snack sold in the local bakeries. I specially enjoy this bread in the mornings with a cup …

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Pan de Coco
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