Easy to Cook Filipino Recipes -


Are you looking for an easy alternative dinner dish recipes for your menu tonight? When I said easy, I really mean it. Here are some awesome dishes that your family surely love.

I love Filipino food more than ever!

One of the best things that life has to offer is that we always have a choice. And when it comes to food we got plenty of eclectic choices. Filipino food is definitely one of it. Coming from the most diverse cuisine that I have ever seen, it is mainly originated its influences from Spanish, American, Chinese and other Asian influences such as Malay and Indonesian.

Below are some of my favourite Filipino dishes that I had tasted for all over the years.

It will take you to an amazing gastronomical journey you can never imagine. So, why don’t you try to cook it for yourself and get back to me for some feedbacks.

This is how you cook Adobo, are you ready?


3 pounds chicken or pork thighs, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon peppercorns, crushed
1 teaspoon brown sugar
5 garlic cloves, crushed
3 bay leaves
Salt to taste

Pork & Chicken Adobo
Pork & Chicken Adobo

Learn how to cook Adobo

How to Cook:

Put all the ingredients together in a cooking pan then cover it for 1-3 hours allow the rest of the ingredients to marinate.

Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 30 mins.

Take out the pan and allow to simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the chicken or pork is lightly brown. Best serve with a cups of rice.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Filipino Recipe Guides

Highly recommended for homemade cooking.

Quick and Easy Beef Nilaga

(Philippine Version of Beef Broth Stew)

This is a quick and easy main dish beef recipe that will surely loved by the whole family. You will definitely like the soupy and beef taste that is very nutritious too. It makes 8-10 servings of this beefy dish that can entice your appetite.

The ingredients you will need, are listed as follows.

Preparing the Beef Nilaga (Beef Broth Stew)

  • 1/2 kilo beef shank, cut into serving pieces
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 pcs medium white onions, quartered
  • 1 stalk of onion leeks, cut into 2 lengths
  • 2 pcs small potatoes, quartered
  • 2 pcs saba (plantain) sliced diagonally into 3
  • 2 pcs sweet corn, cut into 3
  • 1 pechay tagalog


Simmer the beef in water with onions and onion leeks until tender. Add potatoes, saba (plantain), and corn. Boil until veggies are done. Add pechay and simmer for 2 minutes.

The Finish Product!

Beef Nilaga
Beef Nilaga

Paksiw (Fish Cooked in Vinegar Sauce)

Paksiw is more like a Filipino pickled fish recipe that can be cooked with any vegetables you prefer.

Preparing Paksiw (Fish Cooked in Vinegar Sauce)

2 lb Fish slices of your choice
1/2 cups of Vinegar
4 cloves of garlic, mincely chopped
2 teaspoon Ginger, sliced
4 tomatoes, quartered 
1 pc. onions, quartered
1 Long Green Pepper or Siling Pang-sigang
1/4 c Water

How to cook:

Combine all the ingredients together in a cooking pan and add salt and pepper to taste. Boil over medium heat then reduce heat to medium low. Cover the lid and simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Our very own Boiled Pickled Fish and Vegetables
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Pancit Bihon (Filipino Stir-fried Noodles)

Preparing Pancit Bihon (Filipino Stir fried Noodles)

1 8 oz. pancit bihon noodles
1 cooked shredded chicken breast
2 cups of chicken broth or chicken cubes
1/4 cabbage, sliced into strips
1 sliced onion
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/3 cup scallions, chopped into pieces
1 sliced carrot strips
2 tbs of cooking oil
3/4 cup diced celery
3 tbs of soy sauce
pinch of Salt and pepper to taste
5 pieces of calamansi or 1 lemon, sliced for garnishing

How to Cook:

Saute all the ingredients together and then mix in the pancit bihon noodles and add the soy sauce, cook for about 5 mins. or until the noodles are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze 1 pieces of calamansi for garnishing before eating.


Pancit Bihon (Filipino Stir fried Noodles)

Pancit Bihon

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Updated: 05/31/2011, NAIZA
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What do you think about these Filipino recipes?

sheilamarie on 07/25/2011

I have yet to try Filipino food. These recipes sound good!

lakeerieartists on 06/03/2011

I have never had Filipino food, but I really would like to try the stir fry recipe.

Guest on 05/31/2011

Naiza, great article! When I served in the Navy I became great friends with a lady from the Philippines. She used to make me Lumpia, a lot, because I love it soooo much. This was many years ago, I moved and lost contact. Would love to see an article on how to make Lumpia.

ohme on 05/30/2011

I don't think I have ever eaten any of these Filipino Recipes but they sure sound good

Michey on 05/30/2011

Hi! This is something new to try, I am an experimental-chief, and after a joyful experience with Thailand recipes... I am deter,mine to try anything which is coming from that direction.
Thanks Regards

JoyfulPamela on 05/29/2011

I've never tried these foods before, but they look very good! : )

Spook on 05/29/2011

I tend to stick to plain foods but your meals here sure look tasty.

thelesleyshow on 05/28/2011

You have such a great selection of the best easy to cook filipino recipes! Great job! I love your work on Squidoo, I can't wait to see what you produce here.

irenemaria on 05/28/2011

Oh so much nice food you have here! Mmmm

nightowl on 05/28/2011

My family loves Adobo, although I always go the easy route with Mama Sita's... Now I know how to cook it from scratch, too! Next, I need to learn how to cook Pancit and Lumpia (hint, hint) :)

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