14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes

14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes

Christmas is yearly Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth. In Philippines, the majority of the population is Roman Catholic Christians that why Christmas is so important and needs to celebrate at least once a year. This is the time where people of all ages sing a Christmas song in every house they drop-in, we call in “CAROLING” after the song, the resident in the house will give them treats or money, that’s our way of expressing Christmas cause Christmas here in Philippines is Giving, no matter what, you have to give cause we believe that Christmas is Giving.

We celebrate Christmas every December 25th of the year so we will have our we call it “Noche Buena” or A midnight Meal ready to go. We have lots and lots of Noche Buena Recipes to Enjoy but for now, I will going to give you our 14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes since Christmas is near to come.

 

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Unlike any other spaghetti recipe, Filipino Style Spaghetti is quite different and simple, no herbs and no other spices and a little bit sweet cause it is really cooked specially for kids. Best for Noche Buena.

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Oh, I love this Tupig! It’s super yummy mouth-watering made from glutinous rice.

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Gulaman – Gelatin in Coconut Milk Recipe!!!

This is a perfect desert for Noche Buena. Superb!

Gulaman – Gelatin in Coconut Milk Recipe!!!

Paksiw na Pata (Pork Stew in Vinegar and Soy Sauce) Recipe!!!

This is a main dish during Noche Buena, it’s one of the Filipino Signature Dish that every Filipino loves.

Paksiw na Pata (Pork Stew in Vinegar and Soy Sauce) Recipe!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

I want more and more of this dessert dish is perfect for Noche Buena desert and snack.

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Pork Embutido – Filipino Style Meatloaf

What I like about this dish is the balance of sweetness and saltiness, I really like the taste of it.

Pork Embutido – Filipino Style Meatloaf

Beef Morcon (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Morcon, a meat roll stuffed with sausage, veggies, and egg, is a popular Filipino dish usually served on special occasions like Christmas. I also love this wonderful dish!

Beef Morcon (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

I also love this Sticky rice, with its balance sweetness and stickiness, you going to love this too.

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding) Filipino Recipe

This Filipino dessert is made with cornstarch, coconut milk, and sugar.  It is also called Coconut Pudding.   This luscious dessert is easy to make using common ingredients. Perfect for Christmas occasion.

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

Merienda Series – Bibingka Galapong

You will love this Bibingka, The smell is terrific and the taste is fantastic! LOVED IT!

Merienda Series – Bibingka Galapong

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

A little bit of sweetness, soft and fluffy YUMMY!

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

MY OH MY OH! THIS IS HEAVEN! I TELL YOU, HEAVEN!!!!

 

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe!!!

And last but not the least; Noche Buena is not perfect without a Hamonada in the Table. Tender and Juicy, mouth-watering Main Dish for Christmas.

Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe!!!


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Round-Up Filipino Desserts – Homemade Straight from Philippines

Round-Up Filipino Desserts – Homemade Straight from Philippines

Desserts, who don’t want desserts? Women, men, boys, girls, Adults kids who don’t want it? In the Philippines, we love desserts, lots and lots of desserts. We Filipinos have traditional desserts, local and international desserts and all of it taste so good, you can’t resist it, it makes me feel fat but still don’t care and Ate everything in my plate. Don’t be confused about our snack and dessert cause we Filipinos sometimes our dessert can be a snack and our snack can be a dessert. 

Today I’m going to give you my Round-Up Filipino Deserts, try this at home I’m sure you will love this.

 

Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Espasol dish was one of my favorite food here in the Philippines because it tastes so good and it is delicious and yummy. An old and authentic traditional Filipino recipe.

 

Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

I really like this recipe, this food I always bought for my mother when I visited her in Zamboanga so I decided to bring it home and make a homemade one, thank God My Mom loves it so much.

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

This recipe is delightful, I like the texture is thick and taste amazing.

Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

Ice Candy – Different Flavors Recipe!!!

I really like ice candy because its freezing cold and is awesome for the summer season.

 

Ice Candy – Different Flavors Recipe!!!

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Ohw it tastes sour and good. I love this!

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

This is a sweet twisted sugar doughnuts Filpino native awesome style.

 

 

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

This yummy treat just made of simple ingredients like powder milk, made of milk, flour, sugar, and nuts especially almonds.

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

 

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema is a sticky milk round-shaped, it tastes sweet and creamy.

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

These are Filipino crunchy rolled sticks which can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts.

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Its a Yummy Filpino recipe made from sticky rice, I like this recipe because of its sweetness but balance and not too much.

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is a popular Filipino pastry filled with bean paste, you should try this at home, its perfect for a delightful dessert.

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Sans Rival Cake Filipino style Recipe!!!

it’s A very yummy layered dessert. HEAVEN!!!

Sans Rival Cake Filipino style Recipe!!!

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

This is a sweet comfort food, I really love it!

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Macaroni salad is my favorite recipe, especially when Christmas time my mother always make it for serving. I really love it!

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) Recipe!!!

White cheese is yummy, my grandma usually serve this on my birthday!

Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) Recipe!!!

Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

For all lumpia I tasted, lumpiang sariwa is on of the best food for me, this recipe is making my blood alive!

Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

I like sticky rice roll in banana leaves, it smells good and tastes amazing. You got to taste this!

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

I made this almost everyday in my house, my friends and I liked it, its crunchy sweet and flavorful, love it!

Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe

what i love to this dish is that it taste so light, simple but it can make you feel satisfied.

Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

This Filipino dessert recipe is amazing! A single bite for me is HEAVEN!

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe!!!

What i really like to this rice cake is it has a very soft and smooth texture and a little bit of sweetness, i can eat all of it for 1 hour!

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe!!!

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

Maja Blanca is so soft, and this is one of my favorite dessert snack, i really love the combination of the sweetcorn and the coconut milk.

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

Palitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice Dumplings

Oh, i don’t know what to say for this recipe, this is “HEAVEN”!!!!

Palitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice Dumplings

Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!!!

This is one of the native Filipino Desserts that you should try when you come in the Philippines, this is a sweet balance treat.

Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!!!

Banana Que – Fried Banana Skewers

Banana is my favorite street food. It smells and  tastes so Good!

Banana Que – Fried Banana Skewers

Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang Saging

It tastes sweet and I like the softness when i eat it.

Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang Saging

 

Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino Snack

Ok this Filipino refreshing dessert snack is super duper YUMMY and very easy to prepare!

Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino Snack

“Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit Dessert

This is my all time Afternoon dessert, its freezing cold and it taste supper COOL!!!

“Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit Dessert

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

I love this recipe! Its sweet, smells super good and fluffy.

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this? It’s also taste good!

 

Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

Bit size, fluffy, smooth cheezy rice cake is HEAVEN SENT!

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST:

 

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

This is a very tasty flavourful native Filipino Desserts that every Filippino loves, it has a lot of variations, styles and techniques and all of them taste super duper GOODY FROM HEAVEN SENT!

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert


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Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Espasol, It is a type of rice cake that is made of rice flour and cooked in coconut milk then rolled with toasted rice flour and usually shaped into small cylinders then wrapped with paper. This unique Filipino treat was originated from the Province of Laguna, Philippines and is available in bus stops and pasalubong stores.

There are many kinds of rice cake recipes and treats, almost all have the same concepts but Espasol is a is distinguished not only for having glutinous sticky rice as a main flour, but also for being finished with a little bit of dusting of rice flour. This is my recipe version of Espasol. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

4 cups glutinous rice flour (malagkit)

4 cups coconut milk

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups sugar

 

Directions:

Toast rice flour in a skillet over medium heat then stir frequently, for about 25 to 35 mins. or until color turns pale gold and aroma becomes nutty. Set aside ½ cup for rolling espasol.

Combine coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt and sugar in a wide pan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, stir frequently until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.

Slowly add 3-1/2 cups of the toasted rice flour, stir regularly to prevent lumps.

Lower heat and continue to cook, stirring and turning regularly, for about 35 to 45 minutes or until mixture is very sticky and becomes oily.

Transfer mixture onto a flat surface and dusted with the remaining toasted flour.

Roll and flatten mixture to about ¼-inch thick using a rolling pin.

Cut espasol into strips with a lightly-greased knife.

Roll espasol on toasted flour until fully coated using your clean hands then shake to rid of excess flour and wrap each piece in banana leaves or in a Japanese paper.

Serve with family and friends,

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  1. Toast rice flour in a skillet over medium heat then stir frequently, for about 25 to 35 mins. or until color turns pale gold and aroma becomes nutty. Set aside ½ cup for rolling espasol.
  2. Combine coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt and sugar in a wide pan over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, stir frequently until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
  4. Slowly add 3-1/2 cups of the toasted rice flour, stir regularly to prevent lumps.
  5. Lower heat and continue to cook, stirring and turning regularly, for about 35 to 45 minutes or until mixture is very sticky and becomes oily.
  6. Transfer mixture onto a flat surface and dusted with the remaining toasted flour.
  7. Roll and flatten mixture to about ¼-inch thick using a rolling pin.
  8. Cut espasol into strips with a lightly-greased knife.
  9. Roll espasol on toasted flour until fully coated using your clean hands then shake to rid of excess flour and wrap each piece in banana leaves or in a Japanese paper.
  10. Serve with family and friends,
  11. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Panutsa, or also called as “Peanut Brittle” in English Dialect, is a delicacy that is a favorite in the Batangas region of Philippines. It is usually sold in stalls around Batangas and in buses for inbound or outbound trips to the province.

Panusta is very easy to prepare and to cook, even a 5 year old child can cook it. With its very simple ingredients and procedures, you will never imagine that this is a very mouth-watering treat for your family and friends.

This is my version of Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe, Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup peanuts, pealed

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tbsp. butter, softened

½ cup corn syrup

1 cup granulated white sugar

¼ cup water

¼ tsp. salt

 

Directions:

Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.

Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.

Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.

Turn-off heat and  put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.

Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.

Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.

Serve,

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  1. Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.
  3. Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.
  4. Turn-off heat and put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.
  6. Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.
  7. Serve,
  8. Share and enjoy!
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Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron came for the Spanish word “Polvo” which means powder, or dust. This was introduced by the Spaniards when they dominated the Philippines long time ago. Polvoron is a type of soft and heavy, very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of milk , flour, sugar and nuts specially almonds.

This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added. There are several versions and flavours for this Filipino treat that are available today such as peanut, cookies and cream, chocolate and Etc.

Today, this is my version of Polvoron Recipe classic and simplest. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups powdered milk

2 cups all-purpose flour (toasted)

3/4 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

 

Directions:

In a pan over medium heat, toast the flour until turns brown in color, remove from heat, set aside and let it cool.

Melt butter then set aside.

Then combine powdered milk, toasted flour and sugar.

Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Make sure you break the lumps while stirring the mixture.

Press the mould in the Polvoron mixture till you have filled up the cavity.

On a plate, press the mould to make the mixture more compacted.

Push the ejector handle to release the moulded Polvoron, “if it is still sticking to the flat metal plate, gently hold the sides of the Polvoron with your thumb and forefinger and move it a little bit, it will release itself.

Use a cellophane wrapper to wrap the molded Polvoron.

Serve,

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  1. In a pan over medium heat, toast the flour until turns brown in color, remove from heat, set aside and let it cool.
  2. Melt butter then set aside.
  3. Then combine powdered milk, toasted flour and sugar.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Make sure you break the lumps while stirring the mixture.
  5. Press the mould in the Polvoron mixture till you have filled up the cavity.
  6. On a plate, press the mould to make the mixture more compacted.
  7. Push the ejector handle to release the moulded Polvoron, “if it is still sticking to the flat metal plate, gently hold the sides of the Polvoron with your thumb and forefinger and move it a little bit, it will release itself.
  8. Use a cellophane wrapper to wrap the molded Polvoron.
  9. Serve,
  10. Share and Enjoy!!!
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