What's in a Filipino party food menu?
Throwing a Filipino party is no small feat in my family, with my mom having 6 siblings, and with each one with 5 to 6 kids -- that's countless cousins with most having kids of their own, too! (just my mother's side of the family...)
Precisely why we plan not just to go for a varied menu, we consider other factors like:
These pointers may or may not apply to your particular party needs, so just pick which ones you think could work for you.
Now, let's help you plan for your next party, see the index of recipes I put together with Filipino party food favorites :
Lechon Kawali, Fried Calamari, Chicharon Liempo, Vegetable or Shrimp Tempura, Ham and Cheese Roll, Chicken Lollipop, Cheese Lumpia, Crispy Baguio Beans, Hot Potato Salad, Pinsec Frito, Hot Prawn Salad, Dynamite Sticks, Cucumber Pineapple Salad, Ampalaya and Mango Salad, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Dog, Calamares, Hot Potato Salad, Hot Prawn Salad, Lumpiang Shanghai,
FILIPINO MAIN DISH LIST:
Sweet Ham, Goat Kaldereta, Barbecue on Stick, Paella, Paella with Crab Paste, Beef or Chicken Caldereta, Morcon, Oxtail Kare-kare, Lumpiang Sariwa, Lumpiang Ubod, Embutido, Sisig, Binagoongan Baboy, Asado, Chopsuey, Barbecued Spareribs, Pork Sweet and Sour with Cucumber, Beef Menudo, Spicy Pork Liempo in Peanut Butter Sauce, Steamed Fish with Mayonnaise, Asadong Bagnet, Steamed Fish in Ginger Sauce, Ginger Soy Shrimp, Oriental Chicken, Hongkong Chicken, Stir-Fried Beans, Pininyahang Manok, Gising-gising, Dinakdakan, Orange Chicken, Humba, Pork Hardinera, Cordon Bleu, Patatim, Pork Guizo, Steamed Meatloaf, Seafoods Galore, Lechon Manok Sisig, Cucumber Chopsuey, Chinese Pork Asado, Rellenong Bangus, Bangus Embutido, Garlic Butter Shrimp, Chicken Barbecue, Afritadang Batangas, Asadong Kapampangan, Baked Tahong, Beef in Beer and Mushroom Gravy, Chicken Afritada, Chicken Curry, Chicken Pochero, Fish and Tofu Stir-fry, Fish and Tofu with Tausi, Fish with Lemon Sauce, Ginataang Alimasag, Ginataang Tilapia, Honey Sesame Chicken, Inihaw na Bangus, Inihaw na Pusit, Kalderetang Kambing, Lechon Paksiw, Lumpiang Hubad, Mixed Seafood, Paksiw na Pata, Pandan Chicken,Sweet and Sour Pork, , Seafood Kare-kare, Spicy Crab, Spicy Pork Liempo, Steamed Talakitok, Sweet Ginger Beef Steak, Chicken with Orange and Sesame Seed
NOODLE / PASTA:
Pancit Bihon, Pancit Canton, Baked Macaroni, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Pancit Palabok, Fruity Pasta, Pancit Canton Chinese Style, Carbonara, Fettuccine Alfredo, Fried Noodles, Macaroni Salad, Miki Guisado, Sotanghon with Squid, Bam-I, Sweet and Sour Chicken
DESSERT / KAKANIN CHOICES:
Leche Flan, Buko Pandan, Fruit Salad, Cassava Cake, Halayang Ube, Maja Blanca, Sapin-sapin, Turon, Chocolate Cupcake, Macaroons, Mango Turon, Chocolate Crinkle, Food for the Gods, Chiffon Cake, Mango Graham Cake, Mango Sago and Lychee Gelatin, Coffee Jelly, Silvanas, Carrot Cupcake, Graham Balls, Coconut Macaroons, Brazo de Mercedes, Orange Glazed Yams, Biko, Biko Mangga, , Cheese Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Jelly Flan, Kalamay, Kalamay-Kapit, Kutsinta, Lemon Butter Cookies, Mango Sago, Palitaw, Palitaw with Yema, Pastillas de Leche, Peach Mango Dessert, Yema Balls