100+ Classic and Modern Filipino Recipes
These traditional (and sometimes not-so-traditional) recipes showcase some of the sweet, sour, and deeply savory notes characteristic of Filipino cuisine.
It’s a bold statement, but Filipino food might be some of the tastiest out there. If you’ve ever chowed down on a hearty plate of pork in adobo sauce or bitten into a perfectly crispy banana lumpia, you’ll probably agree. Drawing on flavors and ingredients of Mexico, Spain, and its fellow Southeast Asian countries, Filipino cuisine knows how to do fusion right, while also being its own deliciously unique culinary tradition.
But we’re not going to lie: With a big emphasis on meat and fried foods, a lot of dishes can be heavy. So we’ve scouted out 19 recipes that honor everything that’s wonderful about Filipino food recipes without sending you (too far) into a food coma. Some stick to tradition, while others are lighter adaptations, but we guarantee they’re all seriously sarap (delish)!