Fondly known as “Filipino crack” to young FilAms,
polvoron is a sweet molded treat whose basic ingredients are toasted flour, margarine or butter, sugar and powdered milk.
now comes in various flavors, including cookies n cream, which you see below. Polvoron
pulburon follows traditional Tagalog orthography.
Polvoron / Pulvoron / Pulboron / Pulburon
from the Spanish
Popular brands: Goldilocks, Red Ribbon, Crumblies, House of Polvoron (HOP), Chocovron / Choco Vron, Aling Conching, Sasmuan of Pampanga
Red Ribbon flavors: Classic, Pinipig, Peanut
fermented fish/shrimp paste
Bagoóng is a generic term for Philippine condiments made from fish or tiny shrimps that are salted and fermented for several weeks. The color varies from light pink to dark brown, the texture from firm to watery.
In general, the shrimps produce a firmer, more colorful paste, while
bagoong made from fish is liquid and darker.
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In the English language, the word Filipino often refers to something from or related to the Philippines.
Filipino cuisine – food associated with the Philippines
Filipino people – ethnic group that identifies with the Philippines
Filipino language – national language of the Philippines
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This word is Chinese in origin.
fine-toothed comb used to remove lice
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