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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Tortang Carne (Ground Beef Omelet)

Tortang Carne

Ingredients : 1 lb. ground beef 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 tsp. sugar salt and pepper 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1/2 cup water (optional) 4-6 eggs, at room temperature oil, for frying Cooking Procedures : In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground meat for about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat. Stir in garlic until fragrant. Add onion and tomatoes. Stir-fry for a few minutes or unt[...]

Turon Saba (Banana Plantain Rolls in Sugar)

Turon Saba

Turon named in Tagalog, is a typical Filipino snack. Turon has many varieties that consists of plantain and jackfruit wrapped in a lumpia (spring roll) wrapper, dipped in brown sugar and then fried. This is somewhat resembles banana spring rolls. Ingredients : 1/2 dozen ripe saba (banana plantain) 1 cup chopped langka (jackfruit) 1/2 cup brown sugar lumpia (spring roll) wrappers oil, enough for deep frying Cooking Pr[...]

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