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.

Fried Bananas (Pritong Saba)

Posted January 17, 2019 | By
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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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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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Sinuglaw

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This is Sinuglaw. Sinuglaw is a mixture of Grilled Pork Belly or Sinugbang Baboy Liempo cut into small pieces and fresh Tuna with vinegar. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of grilled pork belly, cut into cubes 1 pound of fresh tuna meat, cut into cubes 2 pieces of cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 6-8 pieces of red radish, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 medium-sized red onion, minced ...

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Hawaiian Pizza Bread

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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 of different kinds of bread and cheese. You can prepare it on short notice if you have all the ingredients ready to go too. Enjoy this recipe from all of ...

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Banana Cue

Posted August 06, 2018 | By
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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. Ingredients 1 cup of vegetable oil 6 plantain bananas, peeled 1⁄4 cup of brown sugar 3 bamboo skewers Instructions Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the ...

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Puto Bumbong

Posted December 23, 2017 | By
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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 coconut mixed with brown sugar. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of white glutinous rice 1 cup of purple glutinous rice (pirurutong) 1 ...

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Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs

Posted December 11, 2017 | By
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This is Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs. This is an interesting twist on a holiday classic that is sure to impress. Deviled eggs were always one of my favorites at Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. This little upgrade takes the flavor to a much higher level. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 12 eggs 8 ounces of bacon 3 fresh jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons of mustard 3 tablespoons of pickle relish ...

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Kilawing Baboy (Pork Ceviche)

Posted November 28, 2017 | By
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This is Kilawing Baboy (Pork Ceviche). There is nothing more delicious than pairing your drinks and spirits with a good ceviche. This variation of Kilawin will really get the guests at a party talking. The flavors of the grilled pork blends with the brine of the ceviche creating a truly unique flavor. If you haven’t tried this version of Kilawin before, give it a try. You won’t regret it. Enjoy this recipe from all of ...

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