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Calories in Filipino Food?

Posted on November 25, 2011

I know I havent been writing a lot in this blog, but as of late, I figured that the stuff I was picking up about
losing weight and counting calories was going to be helpful to other people, too. So, while I was on my weight-
watching mission, I found an interesting article from the Inquirer, which was first published on Cebu Daily
News in 2008.

Sadly, while it was informative, it was kind of a pain to read through to figure out how many calories was in
that spoonful of lugaw I had. Well, a simple Ctrl+F was a quick solution to that, but I think in the long run, its
better to tabulate it for easy reading. So heres my attempt to tabulate it all for you guys!

16 calories per cup/90g (cooked)
Ampalaya fruit
Ampalaya leaves
Baguio beans
banana heart
chayote fruit or leaves
malunngay leaves
onion bulb

16 calories per half-cup

coconut shoot (ubod)
Mungbean sprout (togue)
canned green peas
sweet corn
tomato juice 1/8
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40 calories
apple (1/2)
atis (1 fruit)
lakatan (per piece)
latundan banana (per piece)
chico (per piece)
dalanghita (2)
duhat (20 pieces)
durian (30 g)
grapes (10)
guava (2)
guyabano (1 slice)
langka (40 g)
lansones (7)
mangosteen (3)
melon (1 slice)
papaya (1 slice)
pineapple (1 slice)
rambutan (8)
santol (1)
sinkamas (1/2, 110g)
suha (3 segments)
watermelon (1 slice)
star apple (1/2)
buko water (1 cup)

45 calories
avocado (the article couldnt show the exact amount)

Fruit-based Snacks
40 calories
banana-que (1/2)
mango chips (2)
maruya (1/4)
turon (1/2)

41 calories
tenderloin (30g)
porterhouse (30g)
shank (30g)
sirloin (30g)
shoulder (30g)
rump (30g) 2/8
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chicken leg (30g)

breast (1/4)
meat internal organs (3/4 cups)
bangus (1 slice)
lapu-lapu (1 slice)
dalag (1 slice)
same goes for other types of fish (40 calories per slice)

45 calories
bacon (1 slice)

45 calories
1 teaspoon of peanut butter
5 pieces of pili nut
1 teaspoon of peanut or olive oil

100 calories
kastanyas (11 pieces)

Rice and Rice Products

100 calories
rice (1/2 cup)
lugaw (1.5 cup)
galapong (1 slice)
malagkit (1 slice)
biko (1 slice)
cassava cake (1/2 slice)
espasol (2)
kalamay, latik (1)
kutsinta (1)
palitaw, no coconut gratings (4)
puto bumbong (2)
sapin-sapin (1 slice)
tikoy (1 slice)
pan de sal (3)
lady gingers (5)
mammon tostado (3)
hopia hapon (1.5)
ensaymada (1)
bihon, sotanghon, (each, 1 cup)

Other Starchy Things

100 calories 3/8
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kamote (1/2)
ubi (ube?) (1.3 cups)
sago (1/2 cup)

Sugar and other desserts

20 calories
Table sugar (1 teaspoon)
Tahoo with syrup and sago (1/4 cup)
Ube, haleya (1 teaspoon)
Yema (1)

40 calories
Pulvoron (1)

80 calories
Halo-halo (2.3 cups)

145 calories
buko pie (1 slice)
bitso-bitso (1)
hopia, baboy (1)
hot cakes (1)
fruit cake (1 slice)
chocolate cake (1 slice)
Spanish bread (1)
cinnamon roll (1)

190 calories
donut (1/2)
*tip: 1 glazed krispy creme is 300 calories

212 calories

235 calories

290 calories

Other Savory Things

135 calories
century egg

187 calories
embotido (2.5) 4/8
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Menu Dishes
103 calories
Kare-kare (1 cup)

113 calories
Kilawin (1 cup)

124 calories
Dinuguan (1 cup)

144 calories
menudo (2/3 cup)

184 calories
okoy with tagunton

260 calories
Callos (1 cup)

273 calories
litsong baboy (50g)
fresh lumpia with sauce

282 calories
putsero (1 cup)

302 calories
Adobong Baboy (1 cup)

403 calories
lumpia with peanut sauce

0 calories

73 calories
wine, red (1 glass)

75 calories

85 calories
wine, white (1 glass)
champagne 5/8
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107 calories
gin, dry (per jigger)

143 calories

163 calories
beer (11oz)

832 calories
ginebra (one bottle)

And that is it from the article! Amusingly, while Filipino meals may not be the healthiest of the bunch (oh god,
adobo), our desserts are a lot more easier on the calories as compared to Western pastries. So, the next time
youre craving something sweet, you might find a little more satisfaction looking for a taho stand than
waddling over to the nearest Krispy Kreme.

Have any tips to share or suggestions for the next weight loss post? Feel free to leave me a message in the
comments! 6/8
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2 Responses to Calories in Filipino Food?

Det says:
April 13, 2013 at 6:23 am

Appreciate this info. Valuable for calorie-watchers! Thank you.


sevpoots says:
April 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Thank you Thank you~! So I cup of pinoy rice is about 200 calories? I thought it was 250?
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