8 Exciting Filipino Recipes With A Twist You Can Cook At Home



Fun new recipes to try at home!

Looking for a new twist to your usual home cooked meals? These upgraded Filipino recipes combine your local classics with some new ingredients that’ll make for a delicious surprise for your guests at your next dinner party. From main dishes to desserts, let your pabida self shine with these unique recipes.

LOBSTER SINIGANG

Lobster-Sinigang

Fancy up this classic dish with some sweet lobster and indulge in this sour seafood stew. As classic and satisfying as sinigang is, giving it an added sosyal factor with some lobster can only make it better. Serve this up at family gatherings and you’ll surely have every tita asking you for the recipe.

Get the recipe here.

ADOBONG KANGKONG FRIED RICE WITH CHICHARON

Adobong-Kangkong-Fried-Rice-with-Chicharon

If fried rice can heal wounds, then this one can heal severe injuries – this adobong kangkong fried rice recipe takes it a step further with a topping of crunchy chicharon. Have this for Sunday dinner with family and be proud that you made this delicious dish using your leftover rice.

Get the recipe here.

TORTANG GINILING FRITTATA

Tortang-Giniling-Frittata

This breakfast dish is the egg recipe you never knew you needed. Imagine starting your day with this thick and rich frittata filled with minced beef and vegetables, plus a sprinkling of malunggay leaves for that fresh touch – now that’s a perfect morning.

Get the recipe here.

BAGNUS SA GATA

Bangus-Fish-sa-Gata

Bangus belly with a creamy twist! This fish dish brings the rich creaminess of coconut front and center with a sauce that you’ll be pouring over your second (or third) serving of rice.

Get the recipe here.

BAGOONG FRIED RICE WITH CHICKEN AND DANGGIT

Bagoong-Fried-Rice-with-Chicken-and-Danggit

Still have some rice form yesterday’s dinner? Turn it into a bonggang baon with this bagoong fried rice recipe. It’s as simple as adding in a good spoonful of bagoong, some leftover chicken or any protein you have in hand, and some crispy danggit for this quick and easy recipe.

Get the recipe here.

CHAMPORADO WITH PANDAN GATA

Champorado-with-Pandan-Gata

How do you make champorado better? If you thought, “With tuyo,” you’d be correct, but we take it a step further with some pandan milk! Don’t be intimidated in making champorado from scratch, all you really need is some sticky rice, chocolate tablea, and patience. Pair this dish with some dilis for that classic salty and sweet combo.

Get the recipe here.

GUAVA CAKE

Guava-Cake

Desserts are a must after every meal, and if you’re torn between having something healthy or not, we have a cake recipe that’s (sort of) healthy you can make right at home! Dessert takes a tropical twist with this Guava Cake recipe, a mix of sweet and sour in every bite this is the perfect palette cleanser after every meal.

Get the recipe here.

RED VELVET CRINKLES

Red-Velvet-Crinkles

Your classic crinkle gets a festive twist with this soft and chewy Red Velvet Crinkle Recipe. Perfect for gift giving or even just as a treat for yourself. 

Get the recipe here.

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