Popular Filipino Dishes

To help familiarize our website’s visitors with Filipino food in an easy way, we’ve drawn up a simple list of a few Philippine dishes and foodstuff commonly eaten in the Philippines. We’re still working on adding more pronunciation audio and photos. Remember to check back soon! 🙂

Chicken Adobo - Filipino Food

Adobo: pork or chicken marinated in soy sauce and vinegar

BALUT: Filipino duck egg

Balut: duck egg with a developed embryo


Bagoong: fermented paste made from small fish or tiny shrimps


Pancit Bihon

Pansit: Chinese-influenced noodles


Sinigang na Hipon
Sinigang na Hipon
Sinigang: sour stew, with the souring ingredient usually being tamarind


Bicol Express (Bicolano dish)
Bicol Express (iconic dish of the Bicolano people)

Bicol Express: pieces of pork stewed in gata (coconut milk) with sili

Filipino Lumpia with sawsawan

Lumpia: spring roll / eggrolls

Longganisa: Filipino sausages
Longganisa: Filipino sausages

Longganisa: sausages
Tapsilog with sliced cucumbers

Tapsilog: combination of tapa (dried meat), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg); a popular Filipino breakfast

tinortang talong
Tortang Talong (Eggplant “Omelet”)

Torta: omelet

Pinakbet Ingredients
Pinakbet / Pakbet Ulam with Rice

Pinakbet: vegetable dish cooked with bagoong

Tinola (Filipino dish)
Tinola with Malunggay

Tinola: chicken stew with papaya (or even sayote)

Afritada: meat stew with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes

Kare-kare: ox tail stew with banana blossoms cooked in a peanut sauce

Escabeche: sweet and sour fish dish

Menudo: ox tail stew with chickpeas

Arroz Caldo: rice porridge with chicken

Kaldereta: goat stew

Kilawin: raw fish

Daing: dried fish

Dinengdeng: boiled vegetables with bagoong

Dinuguan: blood pudding with internal organs

Embutido: porkloaf sausage

Estofado: beef stew with beans, carrots and tomatoes

Ginataan: cooked with gata (coconut milk)

Inihaw: barbecued

Laing: taro leaves cooked in gata

Mechado: beef and onions cooked with tomato sauce

Paksiw: stew of fish marinated in vinegar

Pochero: chicken and pork stew with bananas and vegetables

Relyenong bangus: stuffed milkfish

Sinaing: boiled / steamed rice

Sinangag: fried rice

Tapa: seasoned dried meat

Tinapa: smoked fish

Tokwa: tofu

Ukoy: fried shrimp cakes

More new and fresher things soon. Please do remember to visit again! 🙂