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Goldilocks' Polvorones
134 calories
Goldilocks' Polvorones Submitted by: JostLori

This is the real deal recipe from Goldilocks Bakeshop. Polvorones are probably the most beloved of Filipino treats. To be true to the original would require powdered milk of the kind used in the Philippines (Nido), buy any good quality...

Cathedral Window
163 calories
Cathedral Window Submitted by: JostLori

This is a gelatin dessert from the famous Goldilocks Bakeshop in the Philippines. It is made of cubes of flavored gelatin suspended in a creamy pineapple & milk flavored base. We had something similar in Mexico, but didn't include...

  • 5.0000
(1) Review
Arroz Caldo
605 calories
Arroz Caldo Submitted by: JostLori

This is the Filipino equivalent of congee, and is what every mother makes for her children when they are sick. The gingery broth and the silky rice is soothing and delicious! From Kawaling Pinoy.

  • 5.0000
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Brazo de Mercedes With Calamansi Filling
209 calories
Brazo de Mercedes With Calamansi Filling Submitted by: JostLori

Brazo de Mercedes, a Filipino favorite, normally has a sweet, dulce de leche type of filling. This meringue roll has a lemony custard instead. From Goldilocks Bakeshop, as found on PositivelyFilipino dot com. NOTE FOR OPTIONAL...

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Ginataang Halo Halo
969 calories
Ginataang Halo Halo Submitted by: JostLori

One of my favorite Filipino desserts. When we had potlucks at work, many coworkers would shy away from the Halo Halo. Not me! The mix of tropical flavors and the texture of the bilo bilo and tapioca pearls is an explosion in your...

Champorado - Chocolate Coconut Sticky Rice
435 calories
Champorado - Chocolate Coconut Sticky Rice Submitted by: JostLori

Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge that uses sweet glutinous rice (locally known as malagkit) and cocoa powder as main ingredients. A more traditional approach would be using tableya (pure cocoa blocks) instead of cocoa...

Caramel Coconut Sauce
189 calories
Caramel Coconut Sauce Submitted by: JostLori

A sweet and simple sauce for dipping, from Pinch of Yum - a Filipino cooking blog. It takes a while to cook down, and for this reason I would probably double the recipe in order to use the whole can of coconut milk. This is excellent...

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Turon (Banana Lumpia)
594 calories
Turon (Banana Lumpia) Submitted by: JostLori

Turon Filipino is a sweet banana spring roll, where the cooking-type banana with a piece of jackfruit are rolled on a spring roll wrapper and fried crispy with sugar glaze. Int he Philippines, Turon isn't really considered a...

Chicken & Shrimp Pancit
718 calories
Chicken & Shrimp Pancit Submitted by: JostLori

This pancit uses two different types of pancit noodles, giving great texture. I used to work in an office with many Filipino women who were amazing cooks - and this is the pancit that Cristy would always bring, at everyone's...

383 calories
Pandesal Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

This Pandesal, or sometimes called Bread of Salt, is probably the most common/popular type of bread in the Philippines. Commonly eaten for breakfast. Often eaten plain or filled cheese, liver spread or spread with butter.

Chicken Sopas
329 calories
Chicken Sopas Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

Talk about comfort food. There are so many versions out there for this Filipino classic chicken noodle soup, but most all include macaroni, chicken, onion, carrots, celery and some type of milk, then it takes on it's own...

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(1) Review
Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge)
232 calories
Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge) Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

Champoado is traditionally served at breakfast, sometimes along with a salty dry fish (such as daing or dilis) for that sweet and salty combo. This recipe doesn't use a lot of sugar in the cooking process, so for those who...

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(1) Review
Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding)
641 calories
Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding) Submitted by: JostLori

This is a traditional Pinoy dessert. Easy to make!

Cassava Cake II
1085 calories
Cassava Cake II Submitted by: JostLori

I can't get enough of this cake. This is Take Two of the same cake, with slightly easier instructions. This is by far my favorite Filipino dessert. NOTE: The grated cheddar is traditional, but optional. I like mine without cheddar...

Haricots Verts Guisado
64 calories
Haricots Verts Guisado Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

This is a recipe I found at crispywaffledotcom by Sheryl Cababa. She states that this recipe is usually made with long beans, but because of where she lives, they aren't available, she decided to sub haricots verts. She stated...

  • 4.7500
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Pork BBQ On A Stick (Pinoy BBQ)
145 calories
Pork BBQ On A Stick (Pinoy BBQ) Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

Pork BBQ sticks are a popular street food in the Philippines. Pork bbq meats are better if marinated overnight. This gives the dish that extra flavor that makes it more enjoyable to eat. So make sure to plan ahead to include...

Homemade Skinless Longanisa (Filipino Breakfast Sausage)
292 calories
Homemade Skinless Longanisa (Filipino Breakfast Sausage) Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

Longganisa is a Filipino sausage link, usually served for breakfast. He has a garlicky and sweet taste to it. It is usually served with garlic fried rice (sinangag), sunny side up eggs and tomatoes. In the Philippines, it is...

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Ensaymadas (Filipino Sweet Buns)
374 calories
Ensaymadas (Filipino Sweet Buns) Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

This is a recipe for sweet bread, topped with creamed butter and sugar that is a common Filipino breakfast. And is even better when served along side a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. This is from Talsha's Food Memories website,...

  • 5.0000
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Bistek Tagalog
277 calories
Bistek Tagalog Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

It is a recipe of thinly sliced beef cooked in soy sauce and lemon juice and garnished with caramelized onion rings, my type of meal!!! This is from a blog that I found on panlasangpinoydotcom" and am posting for the Philippines leg...

  • 5.0000
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Filipino Egg Rolls (Lumpia)
231 calories
Filipino Egg Rolls (Lumpia) Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

When I was first married, we lived in Orange County, CA and I worked in a rehab center. We often had potlucks for holidays or birthdays and one time the Physical Therapy aide made homemade Lumpia for us. She had them all rolled and...

Beef Salpicao
569 calories
Beef Salpicao Submitted by: Lynn (diner524)

This is a simple beef stir-fry with basic ingredients. Make sure you keep a very close eye on the garlic as it fries, just get it to sizzling, but don't burn it. The cubes of beef are small, so a very short cooking time is all...