Here are the Best Pinoy Christmas Recipe Ideas for Noche Buena

December isn’t just a season for gift-giving—it’s also a moment for feasting! Filipinos surely know how to treat themselves to a great meal, which is why Noche Buena is one of the most-awaited occasions in our calendar.

Get your pans and pots ready with our list of the best Pinoy recipes for Christmastime!

Chicken-Ham Embutido

  • 1 kilo chicken, (use chicken thigh fillet), skins and excess fat removed
  • 1 kg CDO Premium Holiday Ham
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup queso de bola, grated
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish
  • 2 pcs egg
  • 16 pcs quail eggs, soft-boiled, peeled
  • 1 medium head broccoli, florets separated, stem removed
  • salt, to taste

Most households enjoy a surplus of free Hamon de Bolas from their companies every December. You can bring magic to this meaty classic too by turning your holiday ham into embutido! Also known as meatloaf in English, this dish is also a well-known classic that can be eaten cold or hot.


Tuna Lumpia

  • 3 180-gram cans San Marino Corned Tuna, drained
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup white onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsps calamansi juice
  • 20 pieces lumpia wrappers, small
  • oil, for frying
  • water, for sealing lumpia
  • spiced vinegar, for dipping
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Want a healthier take on the Filipino egg roll? Try using tuna on your next lumpia recipe! This fan-favorite is well-loved by many because it doubles as an appetizer and main course. Best of all, canned tuna in the Philippines are easily accessible & come in various rich flavors, just like San Marino Corned Tuna!


Pancit Bihon


Choose two (2) of the meat following ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken breast, boiled and shredded in strips
  • 1 cup shrimps, shelled
  • 1 cup pork, cut in strips
  • 1 cup pork, beef, or Holiday Chicken Hotdog, sliced

Choose two (2) of the vegetable ingredients:

  • 2 cups cabbage, cut in strips (preferred)
  • 1 pc carrot, cut into strips (preferred)
  • 1 cup baguio beans, sliced

Other ingredients:

  • 8 oz pancit bihon (rice stick noodles)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pc onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • 2 pcs calamansi or lemon, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped scallions

Most Pinoys believe that noodles represent long life; that’s why it’s always a staple in any feast! This classic dish is well-loved by many because of its simple ingredients and rich flavor profile. Most recipes are flexible to other fixings that you can even use CDO Bibbo! Hotdog as an alternative to other meat products. Pancit Bihon is the kind of meal that can turn from budget-friendly to Noche Buena-worthy!

Source: My Filipino Recipes

Cheesy Bibingka


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk
  • 1 pc salted duck egg sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Danes Cheese Sweet & Creamy
  • 3 pcs raw eggs
  • Pre-cut banana leaf

Missed the magbibingka after Simbang Gabi? No worries! Despite bibingka sellers being a rarity on the streets these days, you can recreate this beloved early morning holiday snack. Make sure to add a generous grating of Danes Cheese Sweet & Creamy for that mellow touch!

Source: Panlasang Pinoy