Top 10 Filipino Christmas Food Recipes

When you’re in the Philippines, Christmas isn’t so without the celebration of togetherness with families and friends and sharing a feast with these loved ones. That’s what Christmas feels like to me, at least.

Christmas in the Philippines is all about gatherings, food, and more gatherings with more food. Of course, there is the spirit of Christmas which is all about love, giving and sharing. This Christmas time, I want to think about what it would be like if I were to spend it in my beloved Pinas. If you’ve been reading my work, you’d know that I’m a very simple gal. I love food; and Filipino foods definitely have a very special place in my heart. With that, let me share with you my Top 10 Christmas Food Wishlist – foods that I’d love having this Christmas time, wherever I may be.

1.    Lechon Kawali. In case of left-overs (hardly the case), I can always make some Lechon Paksiw for a lovely post-Christmas lunch with the hubby.

Lechon Paksiw

2.    Christmas Ham at Keso de Bola. I feel like they always go together during Christmas season. It's always on Mom's Christmas list when we go shopping for the Noche Buena feast.

3.    Pancit Guisado. Everyone loves a pancit recipe. Aside from signifying long life, it also brings a lot of goodness to the tummy. So, yeah! This stays in my Christmas Food List.

Pancit Recipe


4.    Lumpiang Shanghai. In most of the gatherings I've gone to, this dish is always the first to go out of. Who could say no to a fried, crispy lumpia? No one! We should all have this on our tables this Christmas day!

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

5.    Kaldereta. I'd like to have at least 1 saucy Filipino dish for Christmas. And Kaldereta, that is you. The spicier, the better!! Yes, please.

Kaldereta Recipe

6.    Spaghetti Pasta. You'd think that I'd go for our very own Tamis-Anghang Spaghetti Pinoy Style pasta, right? Well, no. As much as I'd love that, I want to keep it light on the pasta. (Too much proteins on this list, already.) I'm going for a Chicken (or Seafood) Marinara Pasta. It's not as heavy; but just as tasty.

Pasta Marinara Recipe

7.    Chicken Macaroni Salad. Oh, yes! This is definitely in the mix. Yum, yum and YUM!

Chicken Macaroni Recipe

8.    Inihaw na Liempo. More grilled pork? Ok, more grilled pork! Yes to this delicious beauty!

Grilled Liempo Recipe

9.    Batchoy. Another Filipino dish that I miss from home. Batchoy ni Tatay is a special treat every time I go back home. So, I'm putting you on the list, too.

Batchoy Recipe

10.    Buttered Shrimps. It's shrimps... in butter... and garlic. Of course, I'd have this for Christmas.

Grilled Shrimps Recipe

 Wow! This is a feast! Thinking of it just makes me crave. I don't normally go for a soda. But with this Christmas Wishlist, I'd make an exception. I could sip 1 or 2 of the good 'ol Coca-Cola with this delicious goodness on a spread! 

Merry Christmas to one and all! I wish you lots of happiness and love!!!


  1. Reading you post at this time makes me crave for lunch na. I'm planning to cook Lechon Kawali or Inihaw na Liempo this Christmas. :)

  2. The liempo looks so good, I got hungry looking at the picture. Lol. Looks like a fun Christmas when you have all these wonderful food to munch on!

  3. The foods look so mouth watering.

  4. My mouth are watering by just scrolling down those pictures, they look so delicious and makes me want to cook them.

  5. Ayayay, makes me drool. Lechon kawali and liempo for me, good luck on the cholesterol hahaha

  6. I miss all of these yummies. I make lumpia here once in a while but it's not the same as the ones I used to eat back home.

  7. Filipino food are really yummy. This makes me crave for macaroni!

  8. haha! we got the pancit, lumpia, and shrimps last Christmas ^_^


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