Published by PETA.

The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands that are home to a vast number of flavorful traditional dishes. Filipino cuisine has recently been increasing in popularity stateside, touted this year as “becoming the next great American cuisine.” With this in mind—and a love for delicious vegan food in our hearts—we’ve compiled this list of vegan Filipino recipes for you.

It’s easy to remove cruelty from your plate completely by simply substituting a few ingredients. Happy cooking!

Bistek Tagalong

Store-bought vegan meats can be used as a base for this classic Filipino dish.

Champorado (Chocolate Rice Porridge) with Salted Tofu Chips

We think sweet breakfasts are pretty much the best thing ever, and the salted tofu chips perfectly round out this dish.

Eggplant Adobo

Cooked in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and bay leaf, this popular dish uses hearty eggplant in lieu of dead chickens or other animals.

Filipino Spaghetti

From the Astig Vegan blog, this dish uses a creative mixture of tofu and vegan hot dogs to recreate the texture and taste of this popular pasta dish, which was made famous stateside at Jolibee restaurants.

Jackfruit Lechon Paksiw

Jackfruit is famous for its pork-like consistency, which makes it the perfect contender to veganize this Filipino recipe.


Rice porridge with shiitake mushrooms? Anytime, anyplace.

Mommy Henya’s Vegetable Lumpiang Shanghai

Filipino lumpia, or spring rolls, forever!

Mung Bean Stew

Also known as monggo guisado, this comforting stew features vegetables that you can switch out, depending on your access to specific ingredients: kabocha squash or butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms or sliced baby bella mushrooms, and yu choy or spinach. No matter which way you slice or dice it, this dish is one to be reckoned with.

Nondairy Halo Halo

If you’re in an adventurous, dessert-making mood, this one’s for you.

Pancit Canton

This popular noodle dish packs a colorful serving of fresh vegetables, including broccoli, snap peas, carrots, and cabbage.


This comforting dumpling soup is sure to hit the spot on a cold winter evening.


The word sisig means “to snack on something sour.”

Tapa (Breakfast Plate)

This protein-packed plate is truly the breakfast of champions.

Tofu Mushroom Sisig

The secret to this stir-fry is calamansi juice, which is a sweetened juice made from calamansi, or golden limes. It can also be made with lemons.

Ube Halaya

This dessert features an extra-special ingredient: ube, or purple yam.

Vegetable Afritada

This tomato-based soup features potatoes, bell peppers, and carrots and is typically served over a bed of rice.

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