25 Filipino Recipes to Enjoy with the Family

There is nothing more exciting than eating together as a family – sharing a meal that everyone loves – enjoying every little conversation.

Family means everything for Filipinos. It is the center of everyone’s life. The best way to value the relationship is to have constant communication, do activities together, and share the blessings by enjoying our favorite meals – all Filipino Recipes.

25 Filipino Recipes to Enjoy with the Family

photo credit: trishhhh

There is a saying that goes like this “The family that prays together, stays together”. No matter what your belief is, doing things as one makes the bond stronger. I think that you will also agree if I say that “the family that eats together, stays intact forever”. Sharing a meal with the family promotes conversation that keeps all aware of everyone’s whereabouts.

Whether we are having a big family reunion or just eating a simple meal, it is important that we share the best food possible. In my opinion, there is no food better than the ones we enjoy while growing up. I am talking about Filipino Recipes.

Here are our most recommended Filipino Recipes that you can partake with your family:

1. Adobo
2. Batchoy
3. Biko
4. Buko Pie
5. Cassava Cake
6. Crispy Pata
7. Dinuguan
8. Espasol
9. Humba
10. Kaldereta
11. Kare Kare
12. Kilawin
13. Leche Flan
14. Lechon Kawali
15. Lomi
16. Mechado
17. Menudo
18. Morcon
19. Nilaga
20. Pakbet
21. Pancit
22. Papaitan
23. Pininyahang Manok
24. Puto
25. Sinigang


  1. hi mr.merano,i tied to make your chicken lollipop it was a hit everybody love it especially my son.god speed.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m half-Filipina and I remember family gatherings with delicious foods and my mother’s home cooking. I never learnt how to do it myself though and I didn’t even realize I missed the food. I live away from home now and learning to cook the recipes off your website makes me feel closer to my family. Thank you!

  3. Gen Bayo-ang says:

    Dear Mr. Merano,
    Kudos Sir! Thank you for sharing with us your skills in cooking Filipino dishes.I prefer watching you cook and sharing some tips in cooking in youtube than wasting my time in facebook.Good luck and I’m a big fan Sir.

  4. Angelica says:

    I’ve been married to a Filipino for two years now. His mom usually cooks, but since we’ve had a child and I decided to stay home, I thought I’d learn how to cook for my love. Mr. Merano, I can’t tell you how excited I was to have found your website. I’ve tried almost every recipe and received my husbands and mother in-laws approval to continue cooking. I look forward to trying more of your recipes. Thank you so much!

  5. amateur cook says:

    What is the name of the chicken dish in the photo for the 25 Filipino recipes to enjoy with the family? Can you post the recipe for it? Thanks.

    • It looks like Chicken Adobo. He should have a recipe for it in here somewhere. The only catch is, there are different ways of how people makes this. My family has always made it a certain way, but my wife makes something completely different, that I call Diry Adobo. She uses Chicken liver to add a thicker sauce to her version of adobo.

  6. christian allarde says:

    I think next to Italians,Americans, Mexicans, I think Filipino Families spend time together a lot especially when it comes to meal time or when there is a party. I remember going to the Province of Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija where my wife is from and wheneevr we used to go to her place like for Undas, or if someone passes away or if we just go there. There’s always like a big feast, I remember going one time and you can see that the whole entire place was filled with tables filled with families just eating and the others were just getting there lunch it was a buffet lunch well the food was cooked at home but I’ve never seen so many people in all my life. Their home is right in back of some rice fields if they wanted to they could add more tables in the ricefields. But mealtime especially during big celebrations I think is a business.

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