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Filipino Snacks


Traditional Kakanin (Rice Delicacies)

‣ Bibingka, Kalamay, Biko, Puto, Nilupak, Suman, Palitaw

Chichirya (Munchies)

‣ Kornik (corn nuts), Chicharon (Pork Rinds), Butong Pakwan (Watermelon Seeds), Buto ng Kalabasa (Squash Seeds), Adobong Mani (Adobo Peanuts)

Tinapay at Biskwit (Bread / Pastry / Baked Goodies)

‣ Pandesal, Pandesiosa, Paborita, Prima Toast, Wafers, Skyflakes Crackers, Hopia, Pilipit, Otap, Pasencia Cookies, Rosquillos

More Filipino Snacks

‣ Hatdog, Ispageti, Prutas (Fruits), Banana Chips, Pusit (Dried Squid), Jelly Snacks, Dried Mangoes, Nilagang Saba, Nilagang Kamote (Boiled Sweet-Potato), Banana Cue (Sugar-Glazed Bananas), Kamote Cue, Sorbetes (Ice Cream), Ice Candy, Ube Piaya

‣ Goldilocks Cheesy Ensaymada, Sunshine Crunchy Green Peas, Rebisco Choco Cream-Filled Cracker Sandwich, Ding-Dong Mixed Nuts, Jack n Jill Quake Overload Caramel Craze, Richee Crunchy Milk Snack

 Filipino Snacks: Chichirya

Philippine snacks we all love: Cornick, Cassava Crisps, Sweet Peanuts, Dilis (Anchovies), Garlic Peanuts, Pop Beans, Mixed Nuts, Cracker Nuts, Spicy Sampalok (Tamarind), Sweet-Potato Chips, Lengua de Gato, Turrones, Iced Gem Biscuits

Great for snack packs and holiday gift baskets.

Snacks… More Fun in the Philippines!

Have a Filipino-style snack break :)

  • Goldilocks Polvoron
    Goldilocks Polvoron
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that manufactures and packages different flavors of pulburon. The Filipino word comes from the Spanish polvoron. Goldilocks calls it “shortbread cookies.” Goldilocks Canada has referred to polvoron as “Manila shortbread,” describing it as a “sweet mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar, that is then molded.”

  • Nana Rosa's chicacorn from Ilocos
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Photo by MeNi C.

    Chichacorn is a semi-popped style of cornick that uses glutinous corn, which is treated with lime before frying. The name is a combination of the words chicharon (crispy pork rinds) and corn.

  • Pakaskas
    Posted in: Filipino Candy, Filipino Snacks

    Photo by Eva Argenos of Pakaskas from Isla Verde, Batangas.

    Pakaskas is a sweet treat consisting of palm sugar that’s liquified, then put into a mold of palm leaves until the liquid solidifies.

  • Binatog
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Photo of Binatog by Mildred Cruz.

    Binatog is simply boiled corn kernels! It’s a popular Filipino snack that you can also buy at many roadside stalls in the Philippines.

  • Biko, Nilupak & Kalamay na Mais
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks, Kakanin

    Biko, Nilupak & Kalamay na Mais by Toyang Noresa.

    Kakanin is a whole genre of Filipino delicacies whose main ingredient is usually rice, sometimes corn or a root crop like cassava.

  • Halayang Ube
    Ube Halaya
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Ube Halaya by Aizel_77.

    Also called halayang ube, this is a jam made from the Philippines’ favorite root crop, the purple yam locally called ube.

  • Lokot-Lokot
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Also known as Zambo Rolls — from the Zamboanga peninsula of the large island of Mindanao in southern Philippines!

    Lokot-lokot is a crunchy, golden brown delicacy produced and served during special occasions.

  • Pitsi-Pitsi
    Pitchi Pitchi
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Colorful Pichi Pichi by Aizel_77.

    Pitsi-Pitsi is a native Filipino snack made from cassava and sugar. It often is naturally light golden-brown, but you can add food coloring to liven it up, as you can see in the photo.

  • Fried Sesame Balls
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Balls of glutinous-rice flour deep-fried and then covered with sesame seeds.

  • Bibingka topped with grated coconut
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Bibingka is a flat but thick yellow rice cake that was once a mainstay only during the “cold” months of the Christmas season in the Philippines. It is traditionally cooked (“baked”) in a mold lined with banana leaves and then served with a topping of grated coconut.

  • grilled bananas
    Posted in: Filipino Snacks

    Binanging Saging is “Inihaw na Saging” (grilled banana). The banana used is often the fat saba variety.