Side Dish Recipes

category-snacksA side dish, sometimes referred to as a side order, side item, or simply a side, is a food item that accompanies the entrée or main course at a meal. Side dishes such as potatoes and bread are commonly used with main courses throughout many countries of the western world. New side items introduced more recently, such as rice and couscous, have grown to be quite popular throughout the world. Side dishes typically consist of vegetables or a starch such as rice or potatoes.

Kangkong Salad with Salted Egg

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This is Kangkong Salad with Salted Egg. This is a very healthy side dish and only takes a few minutes to prepare. It’s best paired with fried fish or dried fish. Back in the Philippines, this is one of the go to dishes because of how cheap the ingredients are and most of the ingredients you can pick or ask from a neighbor’s garden. So you really don’t have to spend a lot. This can ...

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Puto with Cheese

Posted August 22, 2019 | By
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This is Puto with Cheese. Puto is a rice cake that is typically round in shape, white, and soft. It is usually served at breakfast or as a snack and is often prepared for festive occasions such as Christmas and New Years. A variety of toppings are common for these rice cake. Some of the most frequently used toppings are cheese, grated coconut, and dried fruits. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino ...

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Garlic Fried Rice

Posted August 03, 2019 | By
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This is Garlic Fried Rice . Garlic Fried Rice or Sinangag is cooked left over rice fried with lots of garlic. Normally eaten during breakfast and is best paired with fried salted fish (tuyo), tinapa, dilis, salted eggs and lots of chopped or sliced tomatoes, red onion and not to forget a cup of hot chocolate for a perfect meal. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of garlic, ...

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Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Posted May 19, 2019 | By
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This is Mexican Style Street Corn (Elotes). The ingredients and preparation for this might sound strange if you have never heard of this before but, trust me. You have to try this at least once in your lifetime. You will never look at corn the same way again when you do. Mexican street corn is a popular street food in Mexico. You will find it available from street vendors at many events, public spaces, transportation ...

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Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach Adobo)

Posted May 02, 2019 | By
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This is Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach Adobo). Adobong Kangkong is a simple vegetable dish that is commonly found in many Filipino homes. Water Spinach grows well in the Philippines and as a result is widely available. There are several varieties of Kangkong. The most common variety in the Philippines is the wide-leaf kind. You will find these growing naturally in many areas as well as in farms. Another variety is the Chinese Spinach or Water ...

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Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger)

Posted April 20, 2019 | By
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This is Kinilaw Na Isda (Fish with Vinegar and Ginger). Kinilaw na isda is a Filipino dish that is more popular and well known in the Visayas region of the Philippines than it is in the entire country. You can use a wide variety of fish for this preparation. In this instance, we are using herring or tamban. Though it is a smaller fish you can still filet it which is all you need for ...

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Chicken Fried Rice

Posted April 14, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken Fried Rice. Perfect for when you have left overs. You can take some leftover chicken and rice then combine that with some vegetables and you got a meal. Or you can add this as a side dish to another meal. It works both ways really. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 6 cups of steamed rice, chillled for 24 hours 2-3 pieces of precooked chicken, deboned and ...

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Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce

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This is Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce. Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce is a very healthy side dish made out of a vegetable Bok Choy. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 bundle of bok choy leaves 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 2-3 cloves of minced garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon of cornstarch 2-3 tablespoons of oyster sauce 2 tablespoons of canola oil 3 tablespoons of water ...

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Ampalaya Guisado (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Posted January 07, 2019 | By
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This is Ampalaya Guisado (Sauteed Bitter Gourd). Ampalaya Guisado is a simple vegetable dish made by sauteing bitter gourd with garlic and onion then finishing off with a splash of broth and fish sauce. Ampalaya or Bitter gourd is a tropical vegetable that has a very strong bitter taste. However, the health benefits of this plant more than make up for the bitter taste. It is known to help lower blood sugar levels and consequently ...

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Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad

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This is Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad. Salted Duck Eggs and Tomato Salad is a side salad which is normally served with fried dishes and plenty of rice. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 3 salted eggs, chopped coarsely 2 large red ripe tomatoes, sliced 1 small red onion, sliced thinly A dash of lemon Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Serve ...

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