PULBURON

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.

Polvoron now comes in various flavors, including cookies n cream, which you see below.  

The spelling pulburon follows traditional Tagalog orthography.

Polvoron: Cookies & Cream

Polvoron / Pulvoron / Pulboron / Pulburon

from the Spanish polvoron

Popular brands: Goldilocks, Red Ribbon, Crumblies, House of Polvoron (HOP), Chocovron / Choco Vron, Aling Conching, Sasmuan of Pampanga

Red Ribbon flavors: Classic, Pinipig, Peanut

BAGOONG

bagoong
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.

Fish Bagoong
Fish Bagoong

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FILIPINO

In the English language, the word Filipino often refers to something from or related to the Philippines.

For examples:

  • 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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    KENDI

    from English

    kendi
    candy

    mga kendi
    candies

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    ANO

    Ano?
    What?

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    SUYOD

    This word is Chinese in origin.

    suyod
    fine-toothed comb used to remove lice

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    NANAY

    nanay
    Mom, mommy

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