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.

Ginataang Bilo-Bilo

This is Ginataang Bilo-Bilo. Ginataang Bilo-Bilo 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 …

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Ginataang Bilo Bilo (Coconut Milk Dessert)

Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake is a classic Filipino dessert made from grated cassava (yuca). Cassava also known as “kamoteng kahoy” and “balanghoy” in the Philippines. It is a root vegetable widely consumed in developing countries and cooked in many different ways. Cassava Cake is rich and creamy …

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Cassava Cake

Buko Salad

This is Buko Salad. Buko Salad is a Filipino dessert usually served during special occasions. But since this recipe is so easy to make and only require very few ingredients, Filipinos make this dessert any day. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino …

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Buko Salad

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake)

This is Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake). Kutsinta is one of the popular Filipino rice cake snacks. It’s topped with freshly grated coconut and it is typically eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.  

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake)

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

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)

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)
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