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    The 30 BEST Filipino Recipes

    If you want some exotic new flavors, you can’t go wrong with these great Filipino Recipes, they’re all so delicious!

    We’ve compiled this list of thirty amazing Pinoy dishes from GypsyPlate and around the internet for you to try in your own kitchen.

    You’ll find hearty stews, awesome stir fry dishes, tasty appetizers and so much more. Filipino food has such a diversity of great flavors!

    Cook your way through all of these amazing Filipino recipes, you’re sure to find a new family favorite!

    The 30 BEST Filipino Recipes.

    1. Chicken Caldereta

    We are starting this list of Filipino recipes with our favorite Chicken Caldereta. This Filipino Chicken Stew is coconut based. It has tons of veggies and Asian staples. Umami Bomb!!

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    2. Filipino Pork Menudo

    Make a big pot of the most delicious, melt in your mouth pork stew. This Filipino Pork Menudo is bursting with soul-satisfying flavors with tons of veggies!

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    3. Filipino Chicken Asado (Kapampangan Style)

    This is a great, yet very simple, chicken dish in Filipino cuisine. There are so many flavors going on at the same time. It’s a brilliant combination of tangy, sweet, sour and savory. One of our favorite Filipino recipes!

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    4. Giniling (Filipino Picadillo)

    This pork Giniling, or Filipino Picadillo, is a classic Pinoy comfort food. Ground pork and veggies simmer in a tomato based sauce packed with great flavors. And it’s so easy!

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    5. Filipino Pork Adobo

    Pork Adobo is a classic comfort food in the Philippines. It’s a very flavorful pork stew that goes great with a pile of hot rice.

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    6. Pancit (Filipino Fried Rice Noodles)

    Pancit… It’s a Filipino classic. Simply meaning noodles, pancit is everyones favorite stir-fried noodles with meat and vegetables.

    You can make it customizable with any meat or vegetable available in your kitchen. This will be one of your go to vermicelli recipes.

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    7.Filipino Beef Caldereta

    Beef Caldereta, or Kaldereta, is a hearty and flavorful Filipino beef stew. Pair it with warm rice for a perfectly comforting meal.

    At its core, Beef Caldereta showcases tender chunks of marinated beef stewed in a lush tomato base. A hint of spice from chili flakes and the unique addition of liver spread create an unforgettable depth of flavor.

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    8. Filipino Pork BBQ

    Filipino Pork BBQ is a popular street food in the Philippines. Tender cubes of pork shoulder are marinated in a sweet and savory BBQ sauce, skewered and grilled to perfection. They are so good!

    Get the Recipe @ urbanblisslife

    9. Kare Kare

    Kare Kare is a delicious Oxtail Stew recipe which originated in the Philippines. It has a rich peanut base, with melt in your mouth meat, along with bok choy and other veggies.

    Kare Kare is best served with rice for a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner.

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    10. Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp in Thick Coconut Sauce)

    Ginataang Hipon is so easy, yet so full of flavor. Shrimp are simmered in a thick, well flavored coconut sauce. It’s a decadent dish that will leave you satisfied.

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    11. Beef Mechado

    This Beef Mechado is a delicious Filipino beef stew. It has a lot of Spanish influence, making it a fusion of great flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ foxyfolksy

    12. Lumpia (Filipino Spring Rolls)

    Lumpia, also known as Filipino Spring Rolls, are a great appetizer or side dish. They’re filled with great ingredients like ground pork and mixed veggies, then fried crisp.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    13. Chicken Afritada

    Chicken Afritada is another tasty Filipino stew, where chicken is simmered with various fresh vegetables in a flavorful tomato sauce. It’s an easy and simple homestyle recipe, and is great comfort food.

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    14. Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Pork Meatloaf)

    Embutido is a unique Filipino style pork meatloaf. It has a lot of interesting ingredients mixed in like raisins, hard boiled eggs and sausages.

    Get the Recipe @ foxyfolksy

    15. Pork Sisig

    Pork Sisig is a favorite Filipino street food. It is made out of a variety of pig parts, along with other ingredients. Oftentimes, it comes with a cooked egg.

    Get the Recipe @ panlasangpinoy

    16. Homemade Beef Tapa (Tapsilog)

    This Beef Tapa is easy to make and tastes so delicious. Beef strips are well marinated, then pan fried. Served with fried rice and a fried egg, it is a popular breakfast food.

    Get the Recipe @ pinoybites

    17. Chicken Tinola

    If you’re craving for comfort food, then this Chicken Tinola is just the recipe. It’s a simple, yet cozy pot with chicken and veggies simmered in a flavorful broth. Think chicken noodle soup minus the noodles.

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    18. Filipino Garlic Rice (Sinangag)

    Sinangag is crispy and savory, with distinctive flavor from plenty of caramelized garlic. It’s a great side dish for any of your favorite Filipino mains.

    Get the Recipe @ norecipes

    19. Arroz Caldo Recipe (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge)

    Arroz Caldo is a Filipino porridge made with chicken and rice, which is seasoned flavorfully. It’s well seasoned and topped with hard boiled eggs, chopped scallions, and roasted garlic!

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    20. Filipino Empanada

    Filipino empanadas are one of the tastiest handheld meals you will ever eat. A flavorful vegetable mixture is stuffed inside a pastry shell, which is fried crisp.

    They’re great for lunch, or just snacking on any time.

    Get the Recipe @ simplybakings

    21. Beef Bulalo (Filipino Beef Shank Soup)

    This Beef Shank Soup is very popular in Filipino cuisine. It’s a simple beef shank stew with cabbage, and sometimes other veggies.

    Get the Recipe @ speedyrecipe

    22. Lechon Belly (Crispy Roasted Pork Belly)

    Lechon Belly is a top Filipino recipe, served at holidays and special occasions. The pork belly is stuffed with seasonings and aromatics, then roasted crisp. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ pinoybites

    23. Chicken Inasal (Filipino Grilled Chicken)

    This is an easy and delicious Filipino chicken recipe for next grilling party. It has a very flavorful sauce that makes it stand out. Great recipe for summertime!

    Get the Recipe @ pinoybites

    24. Pancit Palabok (Filipino Rice Noodles with Pork and Shrimp Sauce)

    This Filipino noodle dish is fantastic. Tice noodles are topped with a pork and shrimp sauce similar to ragu. It’s garnished with hard boiled eggs, smoked fish and chicharron.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchenconfidante

    25. Banana Cue (Filipino Fried Caramelized Bananas)

    Banana Cue is a beloved street food in the Philippines. It’s simply a special type of banana coated in brown sugar, then deep fried. Great recipe for a snack or dessert.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetsimplevegan

    26. Siopao Asado

    Siopao Asado is a type of dumplings that are filled with a sweet BBQ pork filling. They’re great as a snack or appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ rivertenkitchen

    27. Pork Sinigang

    Pork Sinigang is a sour soup that’s very popular in the Tagalog region of the Philippines. It’s a comfort food that’s great on its own, or with a side of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ lovefilipinofood

    28. Chicken Mami (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup)

    If you’ve been looking for a new chicken noodle soup recipe, here it is! Chicken mami is comfort food with a Filipino twist. In addition to the usual suspects, it has cabbage, carrots and a boiled egg.

    Get the Recipe @ pinoybites

    29. Lumpiang Sariwa – Filipino Fresh Spring Rolls

    Lumpiang Sariwa are fresh spring rolls filled with meat, shrimp and fresh vegetables. They come with a sweet and savory sauce for dipping, and taste so good you’ll want them again and again!

    Get the Recipe @ foxyfolksy

    30. Leche Flan (Filipino Creme Caramel)

    We’re wrapping up our list of Filipino recipes with something sweet. Leche flan is an amazingly delicious milk custard. It will be your new favorite dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ thelittleepicurean

    So there you go, thirty tasty and exotic Filipino recipes for you to cook. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    The 30 BEST Filipino Foods

    If you want some exotic new flavors, you can't go wrong with these great Filipino Recipes, they're all so delicious! We especially love this chicken caldereta:


    • 2.5 lbs chicken thighs
    • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 14.5 oz can coconut milk
    • 1.5 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 cup green peas
    • 1/2 green bell pepper
    • 1/2 red bell pepper
    • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
    • 12-14 baby carrots
    • 3 small potatoes, cubed
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
    • 1.5 cubes chicken bouillon or 1.5 tsp "Better then Bouillon"
    • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1-2 hot chili peppers
    • 1 star anis
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • Cilantro for garnish


    1. Marinate chicken at least 30 minutes with salt, pepper, bay leaves, soy sauce and lemon juice.
    2. Heat oil in large pan. Sauté onions until translucent.
    3. Add garlic, cook until fragrant.
    4. Add chicken and diced tomatoes, stir and cook 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add hot chili pepper, bay leaves, bouillon, star anise, vinegar, tomato sauce and 1.5 cups water. Stir, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
    6. Add potatoes and carrots, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
    7. Add coconut milk, cover and simmer until chicken is fall-off-the-bone-tender, approximately 30 minutes.
    8. Add bell peppers and peas, cook an additional 15 minutes.
    9. Serve over rice. Enjoy!


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