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Macaroni Salad Philippine Style

Updated on November 4, 2015

Macaroni Salad

As you may know by now, Philippines has 7,000 plus islands and 80 plus dialects - you can expect variations on everything. The same thing with their food. Each Provinces have their own way of cooking something and call it the same as other towns would. There's a lot of variety of macaroni salad. You can expect slight to huge differences in ingredients and in taste. Macaroni salad has been part of our family gatherings for a long, long time. I brought that tradition to my home now, outside the Philippines. My guest could expect it in my lists of menu. Macaroni salad has been the "main attraction" or a delight to have in my hometown parties.

It is our tradition of having macaroni salad in our parties during birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and other occasion. This has been my favorite food since I was young. Our parties would not be complete without this salad. I hope you will find this page interesting.

Ingredients:

1 pound elbow macaroni

2 cans 20 oz. pineapple tidbits or chunks

2 to 3 cups mayonnaise

1 can 32 oz. fruit cocktail

1 bar 8 oz. kraft cheese

1 can 14 oz. condensed milk

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1 jar 32 oz. coconut gel (nata de coco)

1 jar 12 0z. Sugar Palm Fruit (ka-ong)

Exotic Ingredients:

Sugar palm (ka-ong) and coconut gel (nata de coco) can be bought at any oriental stores or supermarkets that carry international/asian products. Sugar palm is a fruit of a palm tree and coconut gel is of course, from coconut.

My kitchen, our school, home cooking:

Process of making the macaroni salad

Preparing the Ingredients and cooking the elbow macaroni.

This recipe is very easy to make. Only one ingredient needed be cooked, the elbow macaroni.

As part of our homeschooling, I let my child help in the kitchen for our Home Economics class. It is our way of training her to be a future homemaker.

Macaroni Salad could be served as side dish or as snacks or desserts because of its sweet taste. This type of macaroni salad is popular in Bacolod City, known to be the sugar bowl of the Philippines. People lovingly called Bacolod, "the City of smiles" because of its smiling people.

Procedure:

Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions. Drained and set Aside.

Slicing, etc...

Cut cheese into tiny cubes. Drain all cans and jars ingredients.

Combine all:

In a large bowl, combine cook macaroni, cheese, and all the cans and jars ingredients.

Add the last 3 ingredients and stir:

Add the condensed milk, mayonaise and whipping cream and stir with a wooden or plastic serving spoon, until all ingredients are well blended.

The Macaroni Salad!

Refrigerate overnight. This should be prepared ahead of time - at least the night before the party. This can serve at least 30 people or more. In my country, we made at least triple the size of this to serve a lot of company and also to share with our neighbors.

I would like to thank my fellow lensmaster, Tipi, for introducing this module to me. Those who are interested can print my recipe here. Have a nice time visiting!

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 30 or more people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 cans 20 oz. pineapple tidbits or chunks
  • 2 to 3 cups mayonaise
  • 1 can 32 oz. fruit cocktail
  • 1 bar 8 oz. kraft cheese
  • 1 can 14 oz. condensed milk
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 jar 32 oz. coconut gel (nata de coco)
  • 1 jar 12 0z. Sugar Palm Fruit (ka-ong)

Instructions

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions. Set Aside.
  2. Cut cheese into tiny cubes. Drain all cans and jars ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cook macaroni, cheese, and all the cans and jars ingredients.
  4. Add the condensed milk, mayonaise and whipping cream and stir with a wooden or plastic serving spoon, until all ingredients are well blended.
  5. Refrigerate overnight. This should be prepared ahead of time - the night before the party.
  6. Enjoy cooking!
3 stars from 2 ratings of Macaroni Salad Recipe

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      @asereht1970: Hi my kababayan, I love macaroni salad since forever..:) I like fruit sala too. Thanks for your visit.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Hello there! I always love macaroni salad, but only next to fruit salad. Great lens.

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: I'm glad you all loved this recipe, thanks for letting me know. Thanks for visiting!

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe yesterday for lunch with the girls and it was delicious! We all loved it! Thank you

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      Mommie-Moola 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a fun recipe!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Wow, I never had macaroni salad this way. Looks interesting and delicious

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Always love this lens and you are a great cook :)

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      Sounds like a great recipe, heading to kitchen to prepare, I have all the ingredients.

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      tonyaalves3 4 years ago

      Wow thank for the recipe. I will try it out

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      Random thoughts2 4 years ago

      Looks so delicious. I think it so easy to make that children could also make it themselves.

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      junkcat 4 years ago

      Looks like a wonderful recipe, I will try it soon.

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      It looks delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing you macaroni recipe! Beautiful lens!!!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is morning here! I wish if i could have some Macaroni Salad now. Blessed :)

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! And a great idea to have the children learn how to cook!

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Well done LornsA178. Very tasty macaroni salad. I must admit the macaroni salad the way you make it is a lot different that what I am used to having. I am also a mac-n-cheese lover since being a youngster. Appreciate you sharing your recipe. Oh, i like your assistant that helps you in the kitchen. Looks just like Mom. Thank You for stopping by my Mincemeat Pie Easy Recipe lens and giving it both a "thumbs up" and a "blessing" as I really appreciate it. Hope you give the recipe a try to will enjoy it. Bon Appetit! (^_-)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      You've used some ingredients I never thought about for macaroni salad. I am especially eager to try it with coconut.

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      SteppingRasor 4 years ago

      I am hungry now. I would love to try it sometime.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      Thanks all for your visit and for liking this lens!

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      mj11769 4 years ago

      I'm interested in Philippine cooking and bookmarked your lens...I'm going to try a few recipes....the macaroni salad with the pineapples look really good....nice lens....thanks for sharing your recipes....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My sister-in-law makes a salad very similar to this and we all love it. It's always great to try foods from other parts of the world.

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      jamesonsquidoo 4 years ago

      I miss Filipino food :(

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      mary lighthouse15 4 years ago

      I have missed a lot our local macaroni salad. Maybe I will try following your procedure so I can have some!

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      Sounds delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a treat! Thank you.

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      shahedashaikh 4 years ago

      Thanks for therecipe looks tasty.

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      onlyforwork 4 years ago

      Looks so yummmmmyyyyyy

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      This look so delicious. Yummy.

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      some new recipes here. its tempt me to prepare your recipes at once. nice presentation

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great recipe. I always like salad, I hope i would like Philippine style of this Macaroni Salad too. Blessed!

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Very appetising - I'm sure we'll try iy

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      Ajeet 4 years ago

      Now all I need you to do is mail me a cooked sample :)

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Looks yummy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

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      Kay 5 years ago

      This looks really interesting. I may have to try it. Thanks!

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      Magda2012 5 years ago

      I admire the way you teach your daughter cooking. the macaroni salad is also great! thanks for the recipe.

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      WebWriteGirl LM 5 years ago

      This looks tasty and unique! I'm getting hungry now lol

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      graphicdesignindia 5 years ago

      Getting hungry after getting your lens... great lens dear...

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      I love macaroni salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yummy..look absolutely delicious!

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      sailor_man 5 years ago

      I spend a lot of time writing them just like you

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love macaroni salad, and this sounds fabulous!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! Wonderful lens thank you.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love using macaroni for a quick and easy pasta meal or salad.

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      JadeHandmade 5 years ago

      Looks so easy to make, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      This sounds so good. And easy too.

      TonyB

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Squidviews 5 years ago

      I had a friend who used pineapples in macaroni salad, and it was fantastic. I have to try the one with raisins in the video. Sounds delicious !!

      AJ

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      CoffeeWriter LM 5 years ago

      Looks like something my four kids would just love to make!

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      DeepaVenkitesh LM 5 years ago

      I loved the pictures and of course could just taste the yummy salad

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      To all my fellow lensmasters, thanks for your encouraging comments!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Yummy this look so good.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Wonderful and informative lens. Very well done!

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Totally different sounding macaroni salad than the one I would make in Canada.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, does this ever look yummy. I love your lens, and the photos. Its just just perfect. Nice to stop by once again. :)

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      This recipe is different, but it sounds good.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      An interesting salad recipe! Cool for sure and sounds delicious! Time to try something exotic!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This is really different. I never heard of adding sugar palm or coconut gel to a salad.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Sounds deLISH! ;)

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      Hearty Cindy Penaranda 5 years ago from Ormoc City

      love this lens, love food. esp Filipino foods..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      looks delicious and I enjoyed the pics :)

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      This looks delicious...I love a good macaroni salad :)

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      Camile 5 years ago from Doha Qatar

      The best Macaroni Salad!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very interesting variation. Blessed!

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      What a great idea! Thanks for this.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      Very interesting recipe, I've never seen anything like this before. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      I love how macaroni can be made in so many ways. I've never tried it by this recipe but I certainly will - it looks so delicious and exotic to me.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      This is new to me, a macaroni salad, but I love eating macaroni, so I know i will like this. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i am homesick but we have a filipino community in this town where i live in austria. lots of filipino food to enjoy.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I have never heard of this before, but it sounds interesting. Blessed!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Salads are always great.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I had never heard of macaroni salad until I moved to Hawaii back in 78. Love it!

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      rainbowbutterfl1 5 years ago

      Very Yummy Lorna :) ....

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Sounds easy to prepare and yet looks so delicious.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Looks great!!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Mmmmm!

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      ronaldpakasi 5 years ago

      Can I order one?? :D

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      What a different twist on macaroni salad as I know it. Looks good.

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      transcriptioncity 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. My mum used to cook me mac and cheese all the time when I was a kid!

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      jwill88 5 years ago

      Interesting! Will try it :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Sounds quite different indeed! Thanks very much for sharing! :)

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      VillaDejaBlue 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      jeremykim2011 5 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      This is different than the macaroni salad I'm used to but it sounds great.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @KingDannyD LM: Thanks alot!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @LornsA178: Thanks for the blessing too! Appreciate your kindness!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @sousababy: Thanks Rose!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @jojokaya lm: Thank you!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your visit!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your visit. Yes, I just discover the recipe module after I made this lens. I might try using it here - thanks for the info.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your macaroni salad sounds like the most yummy delicious comfort food! I wonder if you know about the recipe module we have available, its easy to use...no need to use all the lines for ingredients, I just put everything under directions and even use it for poetry...the best part is that others will have a printable version of your recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      upper class mac and cheese indeed, my four kids all love this and would eat it everyday if my wife and I let them.

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      jojokaya lm 5 years ago

      Looks very delicious..

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      KingDannyD LM 5 years ago

      mmm looks good

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Macaroni salad is comfort food to me, haven't made it in a very long time. Thanks for these variations and suggestions. Sincerely, Rose

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Looks delicious, and I love fruit salads. Thumbs up!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I love macaroni salad! Can't wait to try the recipe, looks delicious. You have a beautiful home BTW =)