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.

Suman Moron

Posted July 11, 2019 | By
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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 crowd favorite. This is made with glutinous rice flour (malagkit). I would eat this everyday sprinkled with sugar if I could. It’s that addicting. Enjoy this recipe from all of ...

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Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip)

Posted July 10, 2019 | By
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This is Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip). The cheese dip is always a big hit at every party. But this queso will really get people talking, especially if you add the extra ingredient from the tip further down below. It’s also great to make a batch of cheese dip to have around to add some cheesy goodness to the other dishes you make through the week. And it’s actually really easy to make if ...

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Ginanggang

Posted July 07, 2019 | By
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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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Palitaw

Posted July 04, 2019 | By
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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 all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of glutinous rice flour 3⁄4 to 1 cup ...

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Ensaladang Guso (Seaweed Salad)

Posted June 25, 2019 | By
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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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Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake)

Posted June 13, 2019 | By
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This is Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake). Kutsinta is one of the popular Filipino rice cake snacks. It’s topped with freshly grated coconut and it is typically eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1⁄2 cup of all-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 cup of rice flour 1 1⁄2 teaspoon of lye water 1 cup of brown sugar 2 1⁄2 cups of water 3 tablespoons of ...

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Bibingka

Posted June 10, 2019 | By
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This is Bibingka. This is a type of rice cake from the Philippines that traditionally eaten during the Christmas season. It is made with rice flour, coconut milk, margarine, sugar and shredded coconut. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of rice flour 3 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons of baking powder pinch of salt 3 tablespoons of margarine, melted 1 cup of light brown sugar 1 cup of coconut ...

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

Posted June 01, 2019 | By
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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 all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of taro root (gabi), diced ...

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Balut (16 Days)

Posted May 19, 2019 | By
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This is Balut (16 Days). It’s simple really. Its just a duck egg, with an intriguing little surprise inside. Considered a controversy to some, kind of a soul food for others. The name “balut” can bring back found memories or an overwhelming feeling of complete horror depending on your perspective. Honestly, I totally get it. This is not for everybody, especially the squeamish. Spoiler alert! That little surprise inside the egg is a partially developed ...

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Kwek Kwek

Posted May 17, 2019 | By
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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 all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 to 18 pieces of boiled quail eggs 1 cup ...

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