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Best Filipino Food List: that you should try!

Pork Humba

 is a delicious Visayan version of adobo with pork belly, pineapples, black beans, and dried banana blossoms. It’s so easy to make and is sure to be a family favorite.

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a Filipino meatloaf made from ground pork made flavorful with onions, carrots, bell pepper, relish, and raisins. With egg and sausage filling to make it more special.

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Chicken Adobo

is a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade.

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 Filipino dish consisting of chicken, beef, or pork braised in tomato sauce with carrots, potatoes, and red and green bell peppers. It is served on white rice and is a common everyday Filipino meal. 

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Crispy Pata

is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip. It can be served as party fare or an everyday dish. Many restaurants serve boneless pata as a specialty.

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Bulalo (Filipino Beef Marrow Stew)

is a beef dish from the Philippines. It is a light colored soup that is made by cooking beef shanks and bone marrow until the collagen and fat has melted into the clear broth. It typically includes leafy vegetables, corn on the cob, scallions, onions, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce.


Leche Flan

is a Filipino dessert made with egg yolks, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. It is steamed in small baking pan called Llanera.

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Beef Tapa

is dried or cured beef, mutton, venison. Filipinos prepare tapa by using thin slices of meat and curing these with salt and spices as a preservation method. Tapa is often cooked fried or grilled. 

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Bistek Tagalog ( Beefsteak)

Bis known in the Spanish-speaking world as bistec encebollado or bistec tagalo. It is usually anglicized in Philippine English as “beefsteak”.

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Banana Cue

 is term used to call fried skewered plantains cooked with brown sugar. This is a staple in the Philippines, and is mostly consumed as a mid-afternoon snack.

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Bam I ( Pansit Bisaya)

is a noodle dish that originated in Cebu. It is a combination of Pancit canton and sotanghon noodles.

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Lechon paksiw

s a Filipino dish made from leftover Lechon (roasted pig). It is cooked by simmering or stewing the leftover lechon pork with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, onion, sugar and lechon sauce.

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Pork Menudo

 is a Filipino pork stew dish with carrots and potato. It is stewed in a tomato based sauce and best eaten with rice.

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Bicol Express

 is pure comfort food! With pork cubes cooked in coconut milk and chili peppers, it’s rich, creamy, spicy and delicious! Serve with steamed rice.

Cassava Cake

 is a traditional Filipino moist cake made from grated cassava, coconut milk, and condensed milk with a custard layer on top. It is a very popular dish in the Philippines, where it is commonly eaten for merienda. It is also served during gatherings and special occasions.

Halo halo

he Filipino word which means “mixture” or “mixed”, also spelled haluhalo, is a very popular cold dessert in the Philippines . Halohalo is the ultimate summertime treat. It is a layered dessert consisting of sweetened beans, fruits, shaved ice drizzled with evaporated milk, and ice cream.

Pork Barbecue

Pork barbecue in bamboo skewers is what Filipino Style Pork BBQ is all about. It is composed of thinly sliced pork pieces that are marinated in a special mixture of seasonings and spices. In the Philippines, it is normally grilled over wood charcoal and dipped in a tall jar of spicy vinegar before eating.


 is a street food from the Philippines, made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines. … The intestines are cleaned, turned inside out, and cleaned again, repeating the process several times; they are then either boiled, then grilled, or immediately grilled on sticks.

Chop suey

is a stir-fried vegetable dish that is cooked with meats such as chicken and pork. Shrimp and seafood can also be added. This chop suey recipe is special because it has almost every ingredient present. Chicken, pork, shrimp, and boiled quail eggs were all included in the recipe, along with fresh veggies.

Chicken Curry

stewed in coconut milk and curry spices is a hearty and tasty dish the whole family will love. Easy to make and cooks in one pan! … Juicy chicken, tender potatoes and carrots, and colorful bell peppers, and a glorious curry-infused coconut sauce…it’s the best combination there is!

Rellenong Pusit

is one of the many Filipino relleno dishes which is filling or stuffing the fish, pork, poultry or vegetables with meat or vegetable mixture. It can be as small as this squid recipe or as big as a whole roasted pig that can be stuffed. 


s an indigenous Filipino dish from the northern regions of the Philippines. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables sautéed in fish or shrimp sauce. The word is the contracted form of the Ilokano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.” 

Fish Ball

Fish balls are popular street food in the Philippines and so ingrained in our food culture that every Filipino has, for sure, some “fishball” childhood memory growing up.


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