Coconut

Coconuts come from the coconut palm tree, which are common in tropical regions. The various parts of the coconut fruit have a number of culinary uses. The seed provides oil for frying, cooking, and making margarine. The white, fleshy part of the seed, the coconut meat, is used fresh or dried in cooking, especially in confections and desserts such as macaroons. Desiccated coconut or coconut milk made from it is frequently added to curries and other savory dishes. Dried coconut is also used as the filling for many chocolate bars.

Puto Bumbong

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 …

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Puto Bumbong

Buko Pandan

This is Buko Pandan. Buko Pandan is a refreshing dessert quite similar to buko salad. This dessert, however, is made with green gelatin cubes instead of the fruits we use for buko salad. And since I love cheddar cheese in most of my salad recipes, …

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Buko Pandan

Suman Moron

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 …

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Suman Moron (Treat)

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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Buko Juice

Bicol Express (Chili and Pork in Coconut Gravy)

This is Bicol Express (Chili and Pork in Coconut Gravy). Bicol Express is pork strips or cubes with siling haba (finger chilies) cooked with coconut cream or milk. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.

Bicol Express (Chili and Pork in Coconut Gravy)

Penang Curry Sauce

This is Penang Curry Sauce. You will find this is a very versatile sauce. It can be served beside or on top of grilled steaks, chicken, pork or fish. Try it tossed with a stir fry. Use it as a cold or warm dip for …

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Penang Curry Sauce

Palitaw

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 …

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Palitaw

Biko with Latik (Rice Cake with Caramel Topping)

This is Biko with Latik (Rice Cake with Caramel Topping). Biko is a popular Filipino rice cake made from sticky rice and is usually topped with latik. It is often served during parties and holidays. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.

Biko with Latik (Rice Cake with Caramel Topping)

Bibingka

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.

Bibingka
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