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What is your favorite Christmas Food?

It's Christmas Season ones again and everyone has his or her own favorite Christmas Food, it could be a Dish or a Snack.  My favorite Christmas Food is called Embotido it's like a meatloaf with a lot of ingredients so when it's sliced you could see raisins, sausages, eggs, pickles, carrots, olives, hams and other yummy ingredients in it.

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kaushikangara

I love the Christmas cake. When I was in school, we used to mix the cake together and it was fun. There was joy in the atmosphere all around us and we all felt like one family. Christmas brought many smiles with itself and we really enjoyed the cake. I still love Christmas cakes and although I do not find time now, I still relish the memories I cherished during my schooling days.



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allyn2017

I remember how I hate schooling days before I graduated college and now that I am old and have a job, I miss those days where I spend time in school and friends.



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theresajane

It's true same with me. I guess, that's what every adult feels. We will miss something when it's gone and school memories would be on top of everything.



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allyn2017

Yes, and it is sad how we wanted to grow up so fast when we were kids and now we just want to be kids again.



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Youngshark

When you were a kid there were lesser worries at all you needed was to be present at the moment if you wanted to enjoy all the goodies that holidays brought. As an adult, you have to make those moments for your and others.



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Wenkx03

Exactly. Its like every time I wake up. I just wish that Im going to school than going to office. I miss every stupidity that I did when I was studying.



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stbrians

Christmas cake is a nice idea. I know cakes are for weddings. I need to bake some Christmas cake. It will be nice.



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allyn2017

It is, it is also delicious too. Cakes are one of my favorite.



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burgosmichael24

I am amazed to know about Christmas cake. It is my first time to hear that. I love foods, it is everywhere during Christmas. However, my favorite was fruit salad because it is our mother's remembrance.



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iambeth

Is Christmas cake the same with fruit cake? I didn't like it before because it has that bitter taste from the rum but now I enjoy eating it. I usually top a slice of fruit cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!



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allyn2017

Oh fruit cakes, I love that. Putting rum as I know, is optional? I mean if you are the one who is baking it.



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jeffreyjose48

I also love to eat Christmas cake. I like red ribbon cake. It tastes so sweet,



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allyn2017

Yes, specially their chocolate cakes.



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menchuuy58

You are right. Their chocolate cakes are very good. I feel like eating it now.



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edencaga

I have not tried making a Christmas cake. I only tried decorating using the fondant. We used flower decoration for cake. Fondant's texture was like a clay and it really taste good and sweet. The instructor was fond of making those fondant if her major was advertising, she wanted to design cakes also which is very cool. We enjoyed making decorations out of fondant.



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iambeth

I admire people who are talented and are great in decorating cakes. I do find fondant to be too sweet or most of the cakes I've tasted with fondant are. I like it used for decorating cakes but I can't eat it. My tooth aches.



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nrnlss

me too, I know how to bake but decorating cakes pass. Just a simple cover than I go.



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edencaga

Too bad you can't eat those sweet fondants. Yeah I agree with you, I also admire those people who are very talented and can do a lot of things such as decorating cakes.



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agbuyarashel

My favorite food when christmas is macaroni fruit salad witj so many cheese and raisins.
I only get to eat it on special occassions like christmas because the ingreduents is not so affordable. That's the first food that I'll eat when everything is served.



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iambeth

This is my favorite as well. I love the combination of the ingredients. The different colors are so pleasing to look at and it tastes so good.



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allyn2017

Yes, it makes the food more pleasing to eat.



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Kakashi2020

Chicken Macaroni Salad with chicken strips, ham bits, cheese, raisins, pineapples, picked relish, grated carrots lying on a bed of fresh lettuce is also one of my favorite Christmas Staples. I don't know with other countries but in the Philippines most families would make Macaroni Salad and or Fruit Salad for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Celebrations.



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amelia88

I’d never heard of that here! Maybe it’s a unique Christmas dish specifically served in the Philippines. It’s cool learning about what foods are popular at Christmas time around the globe!



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Kakashi2020

Well, it's macaroni pasta or we have here a smaller variant of macaroni pasta which we call salad macaroni pasta. You mix it with mayonnaise, salt, pepper, chopped onions, grated carrots, pickle relish, seedless raisins, and your choice of chopped meats like chicken, tuna, salami or ham. Then add to the mixture some pineapple tidbits or pineapple chunks and grated or cubed cheese. It's really delicious more so if eaten chilled.



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allyn2017

I have eaten chicken macaroni before and it was really good.



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stbrians

Ideas are many really. I do not know what to choose from. His one of yours is a great one.



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edencaga

I also love macaroni salad. I have not tried making chicken macaroni salad before, only the macaroni salad with kaong. It somehow gives special taste to the salad especially when its cold. We usually do this when christmas, new year and birthdays.



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mark8625

I love that too. It is very delicious too. I avoid too much calories that is why I avoid fatty foods too. It is indeed affordable and very easy to prepare.



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allyn2017

Me too, I can only eat that if there's an occasion. It's one of my favorite too.



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stbrians

Hat is Macaroni Fruit Salad? How is it made? It sounds yummy and delicious. Maybe it is nutritious too



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Kakashi2020

There's a variant of Macaroni Salad which is called Macaroni fruit salad. It starts off with macaroni cooked aldente, seasoned with salt, pepper. Mix in chopped cooked chicken breasts, chopped ham, chopped carrots, celery and onions. Mix with a can of Fruit Cocktail, condensed milk and all purpose cream. It's sweeter than the regular macaroni salad which contains mayonnaise instead of condensed milk and cream.



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superlicca

I love Macaroni salad too. Especially when it has a lot of cheese and mayonnaise. What I like about this food is that it is easy to prepare and the ingredients are simple.



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mark8625

So do I. Macaroni salad is one of the main course in the table not only during Christmas but also other occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, christening and more.



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allyn2017

I love cheese, but i don't like raisins. Macaroni salad is one dessert that is very popular when it's Christmas time.



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iambeth

I love the salty flavor cheeses adds in the dish. I love raisins. It's a good source of fiber. I snack on raisins all the time.



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menchuuy58

I agree with you. I love cheese and raisins too!



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theresajane

A lot of people love fruit salads. In our country, fruits salads are always in everyone's table during Christmas. I'm really excited for the most wonderful time of the year.



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Kakashi2020

I like fruit salads too. When I make it during the holidays, I would use a big fan of Fruit Cocktail and would add fresh chopped apples and bananas as well as tapioca balls we call "sago", sometimes it's called "pearls". There's also a variant of fruit salad which uses a lot of shredded young coconut meat, this variant is called "Buko Salad".



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burgosmichael24

Nothing beats my mother's fruit salad when she was still alive. Our Christmas celebration is not complete without her fruit salad. Now that she's gone, my sister continue that tradition since she was the only daughter. We really missed our mom so much.



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stbrians

Macaroni fruit salad with cream is what I have not taken. It will be a good Christmas treat for me. I should try it. Maybe I should get the recipe.



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cjctm11

I crave about it instantly after reading this one. It was one of the most popular dessert in our town and no wonder people are always loving it. The creamy and sweet taste of it will was purely satisfying when you tried one. It wsd considered as a dessert but you could try it or eat one anytime of the day.



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Franzel2oo

I'm one if those weird people who often does not have a favorite meal until I'm actually eating it in the moment. I guess it's because food doesn't always taste the exact same way even when made by the same cook, using the same recipe. Also, there's the fact that mood has a way of affecting one's appetite. I always look forward to the meat during Christmas though.



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allyn2017

That's really true, sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not it depends on the person who makes it.



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stbrians

You amaze me. Now I come to think of it. No food tastes the same even if made by he same user with same ingredients. It is only bees who know how to make honey that tastes almost the same



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allyn2017

Yes, even if they measure it, it will still have difference.



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Martinsx1

Exactly what I would say about the meal to call my favorite Christmas meal. There are literally so many good and well prepared food to choose from and rushing to say it's this food wouldn't really be fair to the other good foods as well.



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overcast

My favorite is chicken fried and soup of some type. I like soups mostly because winter can be harsh during that time. And fried chicken because it kind of gets my stomach full. So on that note I prefer to have the good non veg food if possible. I try to avoid veg food in such case. I avoid fish during the holidays or say some season such as that.



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Kakashi2020

In my country people always celebrate Christmas with a chicken dish. it's either a Stuffed Chicken which we call Chicken Relleno, or a Grilled Whole Chicken called Lechon Manok, or a Deep fried Whole Chicken, or a Turbo Chicken, which is one cooked in a Turbo Broiler. But since kids like KFC so much families just often buy a KFC Christmas Chicken Bucket.



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overcast

Yes some people celebrate with chicken, some with turkey and some with other meat. I think it depends on the people. Some are vegetarian. So they prefer that too. I prefer the chicken. Though considering KFC is closed on Christmas. I don't think I can have access to that.



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Kakashi2020

Tough luck here KFC and other restaurants are open on Christmas Day because alot of people would be eating out after attending the mass on Christmas morning.



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stbrians

Why is Christmas always associated with food? Look how everybody has warmed up about the food. Let us eat on



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overcast

I think it's because of the holiday. We find the holidays to relax and have food and get some sleep. That's the thing about holidays that many of us are viewing. It could be different for each one though.



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amelia88

Christmas pudding with custard is probably my number one favorite. I have a sweet tooth so that’s what I gravitate towards. I love most things we serve up at Christmas though!



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Youngshark

Hahahaha my friend that is more than just a sweet food you have. Some delicious things you are going for.



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stbrians

Christmas is the best season ever. Do you think there is another festival that beats Christmas? Tell us



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superlicca

You are right. Christmas and New Year celebrations are the best holidays every year. These are the seasons that I am always excited about. And I always save money for the celebration so I can buy all the food that I want to prepare during this season.



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allyn2017

I can't think of any season/celebration that beats Christmas.



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knnon

What's a Christmas pudding? What are the ingredients? Do you make it yourself or do you buy ready made ones? I'm very curious!



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Kakashi2020

Desserts is a must on Christmas and we don't have Christmas Pudding here bur we do have Fruit Cakes which is synonymous with Christmas. It has all kinds of candied fruits and nuts and it's flavored with brandy giving it a light liquor flavor.



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knnon

My favorite Christmas food is my grandmother's leche (milk) flan. My grandmother is a great cook, she enjoys cooking for everyone and her recipes are always tweaked to perfection. The way she makes it is absolutely perfect! Not to sweet and not bland, it's just right. The texture is smooth and packed, unlike other flans I've tried which has lots of holes in them. As my grandmother said this is due to mixing, and the technique for a smooth flan is to mix it in a certain way. I tried making it years ago and sadly I failed! Maybe I should give it a try again, though I need to watch her make some this Christmas What is your favorite Christmas Food?)



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Kakashi2020

Leche Flan is a quintessential Filipino Christmas Dessert. It's decadent and full of flavor. It's quite easy to make but more and more people are just buying cooked ones already. But i still make mine from scratch. The ready made ones lack flavor and bite.



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knnon

The ready made ones are sad leche flans. That's the only way to describe them, sad. Some also have this certain after taste. Home-made food is always better in my opinion. Besides it's one of the things that make Christmas more intimate, it's cooking for people you love!



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Kakashi2020

I do agee, quality wise the store bought Leche Flans are failures. The best tasting ones are the ones made at home. When making Leche Flan I always use native eggs or free range, it gives a more creamy texture than using regular farm eggs. Also, I add some grated lemon zest which store bought ones doesn't have.



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superlicca

I also love leche plan, that is a very delicious dessert for the Christmas season. Especially the jelly plan, the leche plan with jelly. I watched some Youtube videos on how to make a leche plan and I think the steps are easy but I am not good at a measurement that is why I prefer to buy. I like leche plan that has a lot of caramel.



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knnon

My mother tried to make a jelly plan before and it was a success! I still prefer the steamed leche flan, but a jelly flan wouldn't hurt if you're craving for a flan that's easy to make. Oh I see we're quite opposites when it comes to caramel, I don't like a lot of caramel on mine. You can have all the caramel on my leche flan, deal? What is your favorite Christmas Food?)



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iambeth

Yum! I love the smooth and almost melting texture of leche flan. And home made is the best because you're sure about the freshness and quality of the ingredients.



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knnon

That's how grandma makes hers! Smooth and it melts in your mouth. Home-made is always the best way to go with food as I'm very particular about the quality of ingredients and the preparation that goes in a meal.



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superlicca

My favorite Christmas food is Pasta. Christmas won't be complete without Pasta and this is my favorite food. I like Pasta with red sauce or we can have carbonara. I learned how to cook Pasta by watching Youtube videos and I like it.



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Martinsx1

Pasta is a good one as well for me during the festive season of Christmas. In fact, I'm of the opinion that any food that is taken time to prepare any Christmas day is worth being called a good meal that deserves respect.



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Martinsx1

I don't really know which food I would be calling my favorite Christmas food because we cook an assortment of different dishes every Christmas day and there will be more than enough to eat. But rice is a constant every Christmas day.



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mark8625

I love desserts like salad and graham. I like preparing them and add extra ingredients to make the taste more tasteful and delicious. I love lechon also, it is a roasted whole pork. I love Christmas and this is the wonderful part of the year.



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allyn2017

Mango float, it is really good. Anything with graham is good I think.



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allyn2017

For me the best Christmas food is the ham. Well, I ate ham even if it's not Christmas but it is different from the ham we buy in Christmas.



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esteban123

Yes I really agree that embotido is one of the best and delicious food that I really want to be to served during Christmas because it is very special to me and one of my all time favorite. It is just very simple and very easy to prepare which makes me more to love this kind of food. The ingredients of it is widely available and we can easily find them to some stores. It is very convenient and cheap which makes it more interesting to have.



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gutzman

My favorite Christmas food is rice cake with boiled and mashed purple yam. It's a famous food here. My favorite Christmas dessert is fruit salad and cake. I make the most of the day eating these kinds of foods. Christmas is a day to rejoice. That is why I love eating sweets during this day.



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nrnlss

That sounds really good. I can't imagine what it looks like, but it sounds like a really good combination.



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Kakashi2020

The Rice Cake cooked over coals on round shaped banana leaves, topped with salted red egg slices, cheese, margarine, grated coconut and sugar is locally called Bibingka. It's the goto food of church goers who attend midnight mass. You can see food stalls cooking it with patrons waiting for their order near churches. The purple colored yam dessert is called Puto Bumbong which is cooked on hollowed bamboo tubes over hot coals, it's topped with margarine, sugar and grated coconut and is always eaten at night or early morning, after midnight mass.



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theresajane

Oh my gosh! This thread just makes me more excited for Christmas. I'm excited not only because of the family gathering and gift-giving, but for the festivity of food on our table. What I always look for during Christmas is the Macaroni fruit salad. I love it's sweetness and it's very perfect for Christmas.



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Barida

I have missed eating macaroni simply because I am away on a duty right now. Let's get to see the benefits of having to do some of those things that will bring a whole lot of benefits to us as regards enjoying our Christmas celebration.



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edencaga

I like dessert like mango float. Everytime its Christmas, I always look for a mango float as this is my favorite dessert. When it comes to dish, I love spaghetti and barbecue and rice of course. I always look for this kind of dish with of course other food also. As long as its food, I will love to eat different kind of food.



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ajahcuizon

I love mango float too! This discussion makes me feel so hungry as I wander around the comments. Desserts is always the best part of the table when it is Christmas.



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edencaga

Yeah. My favorite part of Noche Buena is dessert most especially mango float. We always have that dessert on our table when its Christmas. Me too, it really makes me hungry and crave everytime I hear mango float.



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ajahcuizon

I also love mango float! But we usually make one on New Year's Eve. I am the one in charged on making sweet dessert and I make sure that it'll make our dinner more memorable because of the dessert that I made.



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edencaga

Wow! that's cool. I only do it sometimes as it was my mother who always prepare food and desserts for holidays like Christmas and New Year. Yes,e me too I want our dinner to be more memorable every year.



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ajahcuizon

I have seen different recipes for mango float. There is this one that put a gelatin on top of it. Haven't tried it yet, but I'll try to make one for this Christmas.



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edencaga

Yes. I have seen it too. I have tried the gelatin one but not with mango float. We tried putting gelatin at maja de blanca and I can say that its delicious.



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theresajane

Oh my! I love mango float too. It's actually like my comfort food. But, I would also love to have it on Christmas. The sweetness if Mango Float is very comforting and it would be perfect for my family and I on that special event.



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edencaga

Same for me as well. I agree with you that mango float is very comforting and it makes you crave even more after you taste it. Yes, it would be really a perfect dessert for family events like Christmas and New Year even birthdays too.



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superlicca

I love mango float too. If we won't make a fruit salad then, mango float will be part of the preparation. Mango float tastes like ice cream when it is chilled and filled with a lot of cream.



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edencaga

Yeah. Those two desserts, the mango float and fruit salad or macaroni salad, has been always on our table when it's Christmas and in New Year also. It really taste good especially if the mango is sweet.



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amelia88

I haven't heard of a mango float here in my country, but I do love mangoes so I'm sure I'd love it! It's been very interesting reading everyone's replies to this topic and learning more about what foods are popular at Christmas time all around the world.



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edencaga

I see but yeah you must try it and will surely loving it. Since you love mangoes, you will surely love this dessert if you try it. You may want to look for a tutorial on how to make mango float and its very easy. Yeah you are right. You can learn different kinds of food they prepare for Christmas. Since we have different types of food prepare for Christmas, it gives us idea of how and what to prepare when its Christmas day.



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Kakashi2020

Mango Float is quite easy to make you just need sweet ripe mangoes sliced or cubed, crushed Graham crackers and butter, condensed milk and cream. You just make layers upon layers of mangoes, graham, condensed and cream, and refrigerate it.



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amelia88

That sounds delicious and all of those ingredients are things I can find here! I should be able to try and make it sometime soon!



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koki12346

Christmas pudding if you ask me. And turkey. I love good deserts, barbecue or any tipe of delicious meet. I am just a meat lover and that's it... And i always get fat when it's Christmas time.



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amelia88

Yes, I feel like in many ways it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without turkey! Serve it up with some delicious roast veggies and some good desserts at the end and I’m a happy camper.



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Kakashi2020

Here we have an alternative to turkey it's Pig. A suckling pig which is roasted whole. It's the star of the feast and everyone loves it, with its crunchy red skin. It's called Lechon de Leche.



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ajahcuizon

My favorite Christmas food is fruit salad. All year long I've been waiting for this time of the year as this is the only day where salad becomes a necessary to our table. I really like eating it and I am the one who always make a fruit salad for my family.



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Adrian120501

Yeah fruit salad is a well known food when christmas i think everyone love's fruit salad also. Even child's and adult's love them. Actually i am excited to eat that in christmas night hahaha



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Vinsanity

I always love Christmas. We all know that the children enjoy Christmas the most. However even if I am an adult now, I still love Christmas. The best part of it is foods. Of course, my favorite Christmas food is spaghetti. I might sound childish but you all can't blame me. I have always loved how my mom cook spaghetti. I always love how sweet its sauce is and even the hotdogs and ground pork. By the way, the spaghetti that I am pertaining to is with a touch of Filipino style. Sweet flavored spaghetti.



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Adrian120501

I can't blame you hahaha i also love spaghetti so much. Sound's like childish but i don't care that's my favorite food since i'm a child until now and especially when the spaghetti is so saucy. I miss to eat spaghetti hahaha



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iambeth

This made me miss the sweet Filipino-style spaghetti I love eating when I was younger. This dish will definitely be part of our Christmas celebration this year.



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luv2xacosta

I would to eat everything that is prepared in the table during Christmas. We usually prepared lechon during Christmas, there are macaroni salad, ham cakes and pastries and spaghetti. Every Christmas season this foods are always on the table.



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Barida

I am doing a diet plan and it is kinda a big challenge for me to eat everything. However, I feel that I should enjoy the festive season that is coming and forget all worries that will come with it as well. It is all about understanding the reason for the season.



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Adrian120501

My favorite food every christmas is fruit salad, buko salad and spaghetti hahaha that's my favorite food since i'm a child until now and also desert's like ice cream, cake's and pizza's hahaha i just love them and specially this coming christmas i'm sure there's a lot of my favorite food's they will prepare of course its christmas also.



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amelia88

What is buko salad? Haven't heard of it before!



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Kakashi2020

Buko Salad or Young Coconut Salad is made out of grated young coconut meat, it must be grated into long strips, mixed with a can of Fruit Cocktail along with cream and condensed milk, tapioca pearls and colored gelatin. It's very delicious.



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luv2xacosta

Oh yes! Which reminds me, my aunt use to make this recipe every Christmas occasion and even in New Year. It's very delicious and so creamy. It makes excited even more this Christmas.



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Bravosi

Hey there!
My favorite christmas food ironically is the all time favorite food. I just use christmas as an excuse to make that unique favorite food of mine, which is adjaruli and hinkali. These are not christmas theme related meals, just so you know, hehe.



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Kakashi2020

Christmas in the Philippines is never complete without Ham. The traditional Christmas Ham here has 2 variants, the Spanish Jamon, which is a leg of ham, cured, salted and can be bought as a whole leg or by portions or by the kilo. This costs about $40-$80 per kilo (2.2 lbs) and the other kind of ham is called Chinese Ham which is a lot more salty but is leaner and smaller type of leg than the Spanish Jamon, costing about $17.5 -$30 per kilo. There are also modern hams which are boneless and shaped as balls JJamon de Bola), American Hams, which are usually square shaped, and Filipino Fiesta Hams which all costs between $10-$15 per kilo. These affordable and cheaper kinds of hams are widely sold and eaten here during Christmas season. My favorite is the Chinese Ham, it has a salty, sweet satisfying flavor that's very good for sandwiches. Unlike in other countries where Hams are eaten as a main course. Here Hams are made into sandwiches or eaten with rice and salad. It's also used to flavor stews and other dishes. Hams here always comes with a sweet sauce which compliments it's salty taste. Hams are called the Star of the Niche Buena Feast (Christmas Eve Dinner).



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menchuuy58

You are right. Christmas will not be complete without ham. I like to make a ham sandwich with it too.



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esteban123

I think that I would like to have a mango float this coming Christmas because it is one of my favorite dessert and it really taste good which is perfect for any food that we will be serving at the table. I like its color and appearance since it looks yummy and very interesting to have. I cannot resist myself from craving for that dessert which is my all time favorite the cold mango float.



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nrnlss

That is my favorite dessert, but it is such a bummer if you unlucky bought sour mango.



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Wenkx03

Christmas is in the corner. My food for christmas would definitely spaghetti. My sister always cook creamy spaghetti with a lot of sauce. I think she adds all-purpose cream and a lot of hotdogs and cheese. It's the perfect food for the season.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree Christmas in the Philippines is not complete without pasta or noodles. I think we got that tradition from the Chinese, who believes that having long noodles means having a long life.



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nrnlss

Yes, pangit and bihon. I love those dishes.



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nrnlss

I am a great fan of carbonara and spaghetti it is one of the dish that I look forward to everytime there's an occasion.



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Kakashi2020

During the long Christmas Season here, you would always see different fried or sauteed noodles as well as the Filipinos favorite all-time pasta Spaghetti. Kids and adults here loves spaghetti and unlike in other countries in which they cook spaghetti with just a little sauce, here the more sauce the better. Also our spaghetti sauce is always tomato based and premixed or ready to eat. And it always taste sweet or tangy sweet.

We also like to put sliced hotdogs in our sauce along with ground pork or beef. But it's not spaghetti without hotdogs in it. I guess it's our substitute for meatballs.



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nrnlss

I honestly love Filipino spaghetti, specially the one they serves in Jollibee.



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Kakashi2020

Jollibee is the number one fast food chain in the Philippines. It's always jam packed on lunchtime and on dinnertime because it's affordable and the food is okay.

Kids love Spaghetti from Jollibee because it's sweeter than normal spaghetti and it has chunks of hotdogs in the sauce.



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burgosmichael24

My favorite Christmas food is Fruit Salad. Our Christmas is not complete without fruit salad. It's a family tradition and also a remembrance from our mother. When she was still alive, we always celebrate Christmas and New Year with fruit salad in our dining table.



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esteban123

@nrnlss I am just making sure that when I buy some mango that it is very fresh and in good quality so that I can have a perfect and delicious mango float which everybody likes to eat. It gives me a feeling of satisfaction whenever I can have a mango float in the table during Christmas since it is very affordable to have.



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allyn2017

Oh, I had one Christmas here when we are supposed to make mango float but the mango was very expensive I think it cost 120php, I was shocked that time.



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jaybee19

I don't actually have a particular favourite but I'm used to having Afritada or Guisado every Christmas because my Mom cooks it for me as it is my favourite food (regardless of the occasion) and it's the most affordable especially that we don't celebrate Christmas eve because we prefer to celebrate the New Year's eve.



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Kakashi2020

I know what you mean some people don't really celebrate Christmas Eve, like my wife's family. Instead they celebrate New Years Eve. It might be a religion thing or they just opt to sleep on Christmas Eve so that they could wake up early on Christmas morning.



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allyn2017

Afritada, I haven't eat afritada for a while and now I am craving for it because of this.



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Judas2018

Favorite Christmas food: Honey baked ham. Which is ham basted with brown sugar and honey.
Favorite Christmas side dish: Carrot salad
Favorite Christmas dessert: Cheesecake or gourmet popcorn, which is popcorn covered in caramel and cashews or almonds.



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Bravosi

You know what I like about you? Our opinions usually align 90% of the time regarding almost every topic!
Ironically, the foods you've mentioned are my regular favorite types of food, not just on Christmas. I guess on Christmas I double my efforts on those foods, haha.



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Kakashi2020

It's Chinese or Spanish Ham for me with my special home made sauce made out of sugar, pineapple juice, allspice, cloves, bay leaf, and some brandy.



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luv2xacosta

I love ham and christmas cake. Holiday seasons would never be complete without ham in the table.



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anyone01

My favorite are two Christmas cupcakes and ham only made near the holidays, and a powdered pecan butter ball. Another is my recipe for meat dressing. Pork belly in breakfast , hard boiled egg, rice and garlic stuffed in a chicken.



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HappyLady

Let me be different. For years my family was vegetarian. Making the nut roast was a highlight of my Christmas baking and Christmas dinner, even if nobody is vegetarian any more, still feels incomplete without it. I also find a sense of loss when no bread sauce, pigs in blankets, chestnut and other stuffing and roast potatoes are missing.



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Judas2018

Maintaining vegetarianism is very difficult around the holiday season.



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romyter013

Foods - the much awaited of all! For me My favourite are actually variety I say. There is Ham, Macaroni Salad, Lecheplan, Estopado and yes the Embotido. For me only veteran parents only know the exact secret on how to cook these foods. Because it never change the taste. Its still the same taste every year thats why we always ask for it all the time them to cook and prepare it.



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DenisP

My answer would probably have to be a toss up between fish stew and fried calamari. I know that those aren’t two very common Christmas foods, but hear me out.

I don’t know if this is a tradition common to other cultures, but where I’m from, we only eat seafood on Christmas Eve. Fish, squid, shrimp—anything from the sea. Because of this, every Christmas Eve my family makes a delicious fish stew made from carp, as well as fried carp/hake and deep-fried calamari.

Deep fried calamari, drizzled with lemon and dipped in marinara sauce is one of my all-time favorite foods, and I only eat it a couple of times a year, Christmas Eve being one of those few times.



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Kakashi2020

I also cook our traditional family dish Arroz Valenciana or in English, Rice of Valencia. It's a type of paella with a lot seafoods in it like clams, squid, crabs and shrimps. My Grandpa, who grew up in Valencia, Spain taught me how to cook it.



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esteban123

I also like to eat some pasta during Christmas because it is very convenient and delicious, it is one of the favorite of my kids that is why I am trying my best to always have them in the table during Christmas. It is easy to prepare and very popular since it is usually served whenever there are some important occasions.



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Kakashi2020

My favorite pasta is Fettuccine Alfredo, sometimes it's called Fettuccine in white sauce. I make it with butter and parmesan cheese. Toppings include bacon and ham bits. It's fairly easy to make and it taste really great.



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NerdIndeed

Spaghetti for the win! Of course, the one that my mom used to make. The sweet-style one with hotdogs and ground pork topped with plenty of cheese and served with bread on the side. Yum!



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Kakashi2020

During the cold season of Christmas it's always good to have a soup dish on the table. And one of my favorite soups is Beef Bone Marrow Soup called Bulalo, it's so satisfying, specially when the temperature is really cold that sometimes i would eat it for lunch and dinner.



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NerdIndeed

My mother's 'Embotido' is the bomb! And I'm not just saying it because she's my mom, but it's perfect. Like people outside of our family sometimes ask her to cook it for them because it's just that delicious.



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menchuuy58

My favorite Christmas food is "Bibingka." It is a rice cake. I think the rice cake of Goldilocks is the best.



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menchuuy58

Also on Christmas day I would like to eat "pandan buko salad." I like it when it is creamy.



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esteban123

@Nerdindeed Yes I like also spaghetti and it is one of my favorite pasta because it is very delicious and full of nutrition. I would always remember spaghetti to be served in different important occasions and celebration in our family. It is one of the best food that is already a decade that we are enjoying and making a bonding moments with our love ones.



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menchuuy58

I like to also eat morcon and embutido on Christmas day. Always present on our Christmas table are salad and spaghetti.



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jaymish

During Christmas in My Country we don't have one specific food that we have during Christmas. We all just have our favorite foods because Christmas is considered a celebration of Jesus. My favorite food at Christmas is pork and rice. Sometimes at home we make it into Biriyani by adding spices like black paper, cinnamon, cardamon e.t.c. I also have a lot of soda which I do not have during the year because I try to eat healthy. I also have cake and Ice cream.



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achikeziah

My favorite Christmas food is lechon manok and salad. Fruit salad with corn will be okay for me.



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mhingnhormz

What is yout favorite Christmas food: There is one food that i really love during christmas and it was "bukosalad" It was my favorite and this wahat I am always looking for in every occassion actually but some events don't have a bukosalad exactly but some other kind salad. I can't wait to eat it already.. yum yum..



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achikeziah

I also like buko salad. I hope we can climb our coconut tree and make buko salad this Christmas.



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mystic14

I liked Christmas wreath's, I haven't had them in a long time.



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davedaot04

My Favorite Christmas's food is probably Lechon Baboy and some desserts like macaroni or fruit salad, Lechon Baboy is so tasty man, that food is amazing everyone should try and taste it and for sure you'll get addicted and without a doubt you'll get fat but I mean it's worth it man, it's so delicious, I guarantee you that, but also the desserts like fruit salad just really completes it.



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achikeziah

I also like all your favorite Christmas food. Lechon manok is more affordable than lechon baboy.



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davedaot04

Yep I love Lechon Manok too, but If I have to choose between both then I would choose Lechon Baboy but of course that's if I have the budget to buy it.



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achikeziah

My favorite Christmas foods are ham, salad, spaghetti, carbonara, lech-on, and chocolate ice cream.



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esteban123

I think that if I have the money I like to have a lechon or roasted pig in our table during Christmas day because I want that my family would be happy and enjoy the day since it is only once in a year. I think it is a good way of saying thank you to god for all the blessing that he had given to us and makes our life more comfortable compare when it was before.



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antonToledo

I don't want to seem like a glutton by a love all of the Christmas food as long as it is prepared properly will love and care. If I will name a few I would say I love ham, roasted pig or lechon, spaghetti and meatball would be great and a chocolate cake for dessert. Hahaha, I'm getting hungry just be typing these foods. I'm excited about this coming Christmas.



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jessie271

I cannot choose What is your favorite Christmas Food? But I will pick two of my favorites - Lasagna and Broken glass. We cook world-class lasagna. Very tasty, delicious and creamy. I can say it's the best lasagna you can ever taste in your whole life. The recipe was given to us by our grandmother. It's a secret recipe actually. Broken glass is some kind of dessert. It's made up of coconut, jelly, nestle cream and condensed milk. It's mouth-watering I tell you. What is your favorite Christmas Food?



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