Filipino

Filipino cuisine is composed of the cuisines of more than a hundred distinct ethno-linguistic groups found throughout the Philippine archipelago. The style of food making and the food associated with it have evolved over many centuries from their Austronesian origins (shared with Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines) to a mixed cuisine of Indian, Chinese, Spanish and American influences, in line with the major waves of influence that had enriched the cultures of the archipelago, as well as others adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.

Sago’t Gulaman

This is Sago’t Gulaman. Sago, also known as tapioca pearls, is a starch extracted from tapioca which is a common food ingredient in Asian countries like China, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Sago is a common ingredient in many desserts and beverages. Enjoy this recipe from …

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Sisig

This is Sisig. Sisig is one of the most well-known appetizers or “pulutan” in the Philippines and is served on a sizzling platter and topped with egg. The meat is diced and sautéed with onions, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, seasoned with salt, pepper, and …

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Pinakbet

This is Pinakbet. Pinakbet or pakbet is an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions of the Philippines. The flavors of the vegetables are accentuated with shrimp paste. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables simmered in fish or shrimp sauce. Enjoy this recipe from all …

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Minatamis na Saging

This is Minatamis Na Saging. Minatamis na saging or sweetened bananas in caramel syrup is a traditional snack in the Philippines. This is so easy to make and requires very few, affordable ingredients. We added calamansi juice to this recipe to have that sweet and …

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Cathedral Windows Jelly

This is Cathedral Windows Jelly. Cathedral Windows Jelly is a Filipino dessert normally made during Christmas. It is a simple mixture of different colored jelly squares inside a creamy jelly mold. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.  

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Buko Juice

Buko juice, also known as coconut water, is another refreshing and popular drink that is commonly sold on the streets or in restaurants in the Philippines. The coconut meat can be used for desserts such as buko salad, buko pandan. In the Philippine provinces, some …

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