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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