Top: A bowl of champorado with milk; Bottom: Tabliya, locally made tablets of pure chocolate made from fermented, toasted, and ground cocoa beans
Alternative namesTsampurado
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateSouth East Asia
Serving temperatureHot or cold
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice, tabliya, milk or coconut milk, sugar
Ingredients generally usedDaing or Tuyô and roasted cocoa beans
Food energy
(per serving)
244.30 kcal (1023 kJ)
Nutritional value
(per serving)
Protein7.60 g
Fat10 g
Carbohydrate54.50 g
Similar dishesChampurrado

Champorado or tsampurado[1] (from Spanish: champurrado)[1] is a sweet chocolate rice porridge in Philippine cuisine.


It is traditionally made by boiling sticky rice with tablea (traditional tablets of pure ground roasted cocoa beans). It can be served hot or cold, usually for breakfast or merienda, with milk (or coconut milk) and sugar to taste. It is usually eaten as is, but a common pairing is with salted dried fish (daing or tuyo).

Tinughong is a variant of champorado in the Visayan-speaking regions of the Philippines. It is usually made by boiling sticky rice with sugar instead of tablea. Coffee or milk are sometimes added to it.[2][3]


Its history can be traced back from the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. During the galleon trade between Mexico and the Philippines, Mexican traders brought the knowledge of making champurrado to the Philippines (on the way back, they introduced tuba in Mexico pampanga). Through the years, the recipe changed; Filipinos eventually found ways to make the Mexican champurrado a Philippine champorado by replacing masa with sticky rice.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Almario, Virgilio, et al. 2010. UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino, 2nd ed. Anvil: Pasig.
  2. ^ Rose Catherine S. Tejano (December 16, 2012). "Sikwate Stories". The Bohol Chronicle (344). Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bisaya English Translation of "tinughong"". Cebuano Dictionary. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mexico Champorado". January 31, 2011. Retrieved May 8, 2018.