English Names of Filipino Local Foods

  • Abitsuelas – Baguio String Beans
  • Alimasag – Crab
  • Ampalaya – Bitter Melon
  • Apahap – Sea Bass
  • Apulid – Water Chestnut
  • Aseytuna – Olive
  • Atsuete – Annatto Seeds
  • Bagoong Isda – Fish Paste
  • Bangus – Milkfish
  • Bawang – Garlic
  • Bihon – Rice Noodle
  • Buko – Young Coconut
  • Buntot – Oxtail
  • Kalabasa – Squash
  • Kalamansi – Philippine Lemon
  • Kamatis – Tomato
  • Kamias – Bilimbi
  • Kamote – Sweet Potato
  • Kangkong – Swamp Cabbage
  • Kaong – Sugar Palm
  • Karot – Carrot
  • Kasim – Pork Shoulder

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Adobong Pusit (Squid / Calamari in Tangy Sauce)

Ingredients : 1 lb. squid (calamari), fresh or frozen 1-1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper or 1 tsp. peppercorns 1/3 cup vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp. sugar 1 bay leaf 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced 3 tomatoes, chopped Cooking Procedures : Pull out head, tentacles, innards, and transparent ribs from body of squid, making sure not to burst the black tint. Cut off tenta[...]

Adobong Baboy (Braised Pork in Tangy Sauce)

Adobong Baboy

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