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.

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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Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls)

Posted October 26, 2017 | By
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This is Lumpiang Shanghai (Spring Rolls). Lumpiang Shanghai (otherwise known as Spring Rolls in other culinary traditions) is a mainstay of the Filipino party foods. You will often find this crispy appetizer at weddings, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, or any other social gathering you can think of. It’s not hard to see why. Once you try one, it’s hard not to eat the whole batch of them. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at ...

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Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)

Posted August 09, 2017 | By
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This is Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls). Whenever my family would have a party at our house, we would serve these egg rolls. My mom would make them almost every time, and bring it to other parties when people had us over as well. It was always a hit, and everyone gobbled them up as soon as they hit the table! Enjoy this recipe submitted by Madeline Hall from Madeline Marie Blog. Ingredients 1 package of ...

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Pan De Coco

Posted July 18, 2017 | By
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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 of coffee or hot chocolate. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Dough: 3 1⁄2 cups of flour 3⁄4 cups of warm water 2 1⁄4 teaspoon ...

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Sapin-Sapin (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding)

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This is Sapin Sapin (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding). Sapin-sapin is a dessert in Philippine cuisine that consists of layered glutinous rice and coconut. It is made from rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, water, and coloring with coconut flakes sprinkled on top. This is one of the Filipino’s favorite mid-day snacks. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 cup of powdered glutinous rice flour 1 can of condensed milk 4 cups ...

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Shrimp Ceviche

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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 tostadas. This is best served cold and paired with beer. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 pound of medium sized shrimp, peeled deveined and ...

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

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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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Spicy Shrimp Nachos

Posted February 15, 2017 | By
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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 we had some shrimp so we thought, why not nachos. The result was spectacular. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1/2 pound of medium-sized shrimp, ...

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