LIYANERA

This word is from the Spanish llanera.

Oval-shaped tin molds are widely referred to in the Philippines as “leche flan molders” because the molds are most often used in making leche flan.

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SIBUYAS

from the Spanish cebolla, meaning ‘onion’

sibuyas
onion

balat ng sibuyas
onion’s skin

How about the idiomatic phrase balat sibuyas?

LIHIYA

This word is from the Spanish lejía.

lihiya
lye

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SAMPALOK

Scientific name: Tamarindus indica
 

sampalok
tamarind

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SILI

Siling Labuyo

sili
hot pepper

labuyo
any plant that grows in the wild

Siling labuyo are small, slender chili peppers having the scientific name Capsicum frutescens. Continue reading “SILI”

Traditional Cooking Implements

A simple list of the more common kitchen implements used in traditional Filipino cooking:

tacho
copper skillet

palayok
clay pot

kalan
clay stove

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PATIS

Filipino Fish Sauce

Patis is a brown, watery sauce made from fermented fish. It is used to flavor soups and broths, as well as a sawsawan (dipping sauce) for meat in place of salt. It is very salty.

The Thai counterpart would be the famous nam pla fish sauce.
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PAKSIW

Paksiw refers to a Filipino culinary method and dish in which fish or meat is cooked in vinegar, garlic and salt.

paksiw
Paksiw na Galunggong

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