Filipino food, Filipino dishes, Filipino cuisine and Filipino recipe at a glance

Find the most popular Philippine dishes, even for “watching” and “reading”.


This is one of the famous Filipino dishes that are usually served at most celebrations. It is easy to cook and yet perfectly delicious. Adobo can be cooked either with chicken or pork meat. The other ingredients needed for this delicious food are soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, sauté onion, and garlic. Adobo can be salty or sweet, depending on which type of cooking you prefer.



Dieses köstliche philippinische Essen wird normalerweise im Alltagsleben zum Mittag- oder Abendessen serviert. Es ist auch bei einigen Anlässen vorhanden, am ehesten bei Geburtstagen oder Fiestas. Die Hauptzutaten für das Kochen von Afritada können entweder Schweinefleisch oder Huhn sein. Die anderen Zutaten sind grüne Erbsen, Knoblauch, Zwiebel, Tomatensoße, Bratkartoffeln, Karotten und Paprika.


Assorted puto

It is one of the most famous Filipino foods. Usually eaten for breakfast with butter or grated fresh coconut. It can also be eaten with coffee or as a snack in the afternoon. Puto is simple, yet delicious Filipino cuisine. It is also a good partner of dinuguan. Puto is popularly made from galapong – or rice flour-, baking powder, and sugar, together in a bowl. Then water is added and mixed until well combined, after that cooked by steaming for some minutes.



Balut is popular Filipino street food in the Philippines. It is a developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Balut eaters prefer eating their egg with salt and/or a chilli, garlic, and vinegar (white or coconut sap). Eaters choose their egg by its number of days. Most Filipinos prefer eating them after 14 to 17 days, because the chick is not really visible, or not fully developed. Others choose eating after 18 days and more, when they are already matured and formed as little chicks.



Many people enjoy eating Biko with peanuts or latik. It is traditionally placed on banana leaves in a bilao (round woven bamboo tray) and garnished with latik (caramelized brown sugar) on top. Biko is a delicious rice cake and is referred to as kakanin in Filipino. Biko is usually eaten as a snack or during meryenda. It is also served at some occasions like fiesta or Christmas. Biko is made of sticky rice – also known as malagkit -, brown sugar, and coconut milk.


Bibingka is another type of rice cake. It is as delicious as the other rice cakes of the Philippines and is made of rice flour, brown sugar, egg, butter, and coconut milk. Bibingka is usually eaten for breakfast or as a snack and serves as a light meal. It is also served at some occasions like Christmas. Early each morning vendors sell bibingka and other kakanin right after the nine o’clock morning mass.



Halo-halo is a famous Filipino dessert and refreshment, too. It can be sold as refreshment during summer season for the best. It is a mixture of sweetened jack fruit, saba banana, red beans, kaong, and garbanzos. Other ingredients are macapuno, pinipig, white sugar, evaporated milk, and crushed ice on top with ice cream, leche flan, and ube. This dessert is usually served in tall, clear glasses, but nowadays it is served in clear plastic cups that show its colourful preserved fruits.



Lechon baboy is also called roasted or suckling pig. This is one of the most popular and delicious Filipino foods, that is usually served as main dish at most celebrations like birthdays, fiesta, Christmas, New Year, house blessing, and other parties. It is well known for the crispy skin and tasty flesh. Among many varieties, the Cebu lechon is designated as the Philippines finest dish – and probably throughout Asia.


Pancit bihon

Pancit bihon is a popular Filipino noodle dish. It is served at occasions like birthdays, New Year, and other celebrations, as a symbol for a long life. This delicious dish is cooked with pork, chicken, and vegetables like carrots, cabbage, onion, and garlic. Pancit bihon can also be served as a snack (meryenda) at mid-afternoon, or served as a meal for lunch or dinner with rice.


Pancit canton

This is a Filipino noodle dish and usually served at all celebrations like birthdays and New Year, as a symbol for a long life. It is cooked with noodles, shrimps, small slices of pork meat or chicken, and different kinds of vegetables like carrots, cabbage, snap peas. Vegetables and other ingredients make the dish colourful and are attractive for children. It is simply delicious, just like the other Filipino food.