Food of the Philippines: Ka-boom! Explosive spicy dynamite sticks

dynamite sticks
Filipino Dynamite Sticks Recipe – “Let The Explosion Begin” –

The first time I had Filipino dynamite sticks I was sitting at a in Maragusan, on the island of Mindanao. The patrons asked me if I’d like to try them and when I did, they were simply some of the exploding sticks I’d ever had. The concept is simple and they are easy to make – the entire family will love them for sure!


  • 20 chilies (siling pansigang)
  • 20 spring roll wrappers  (lumpia type)
  • ½ kilo ground
  • 1 40 grams pack taco seasoning mix
  • 1 medium onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil – for sautéing
  • 3 cups vegetable oil – for frying
  • cheddar cheese – cut into strips
  • salt and pepper – for desired taste


  1. Heat oil in pan – Sauté onion and garlic.
  2. Add ground and taco seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Wash the chilis. Cut them length wise – creating a slit from the cap of the chili and near the tip. Remove the insides of the chili (the seeds etc). It looks quite presentable if you don’t cut the stalk.
  5. Stuff each chili with your cooked ground and a strip of cheese. Wrap stuffed chilis with lumpia wraps as you would a spring roll or shanghai roll.
  6. Deep fry chili rolls in medium heat in a cooking pan for 5-8 minutes or until the wraps turn into a golden brown. Serve hot.