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 [...]

Nilagang Baboy (Boiled Pork with Vegetables)

Nilagang Baboy

Nilaga in filipino means ‘boiled’. Nilagang Baboy is another filipino food recipe that is easy to make that you just throw everything in the pot and let it cook until tender. It can be with pork or beef of any kind you like and just add any vegetables of your choice. Corns and ripe saba (banana plantain) is also good in this dish. You may or may not a[...]

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