TOSINO

This word is from the Spanish tocino.

tosino
cured meat

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PINDANG

This is a native Filipino word.

pindáng
flat piece of meat jerky

pindáng
jerked meat

Jerky is lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat before sufficient moisture has been removed.

A Spanish-derived, more commonly used synonym is tapa.
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LONGGANISA (Filipino Sausage)

Frequently misspelled longanisa, the Filipino name comes from the Spanish word longaniza, referring to a type of spicy cold pork sausage.

You can easily buy prepared longganisa. It is tricky to make yourself because you will need a curing agent like potassium nitrate and a lot of things could go wrong. Regardless of whether you make it yourself or buy it from a reputable store, cook the sausage thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. Continue reading “LONGGANISA (Filipino Sausage)”

PESA

In Philippine cuisine, pesà or pinesà refers to a type of ginger stew that commonly has a leafy vegetable like petsay also as an ingredient.

luya
ginger

petsay
bokchoy

The most common primary ingredient is dalag (mudfish), but manok (chicken) and apahap (barramundi / sea bass) are also used.

Click here for Tagalog instructions on how to make Pesang Manok

LITSÓN

from the Spanish lechón


Chopped litson

litsón
roasted pig

inihaw na buong baboy
barbecued whole pig

Lagyan ng mansanas sa bibig.
Put an apple in the mouth.

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APRETADA

Also spelled as apritada, but more stylistically as afritada, having been dervied from the Spanish word fritada, meaning fried.

Filipino apritada is not a fried dish but a meat stew made colorful with green peppers, onions, tomatoes and potatoes.

apritadang manok
chicken cooked afritada style

apritadang baboy
pork cooked afritada style

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Chicken Dishes in Filipino Cuisine

The Tagalog word for chicken is manok.

Tinola: Filipino Food

Tinolang manok (chicken stew)
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RECIPE : Pesang Manok

The ginger stew pesa has long been associated with the mudfish dalag, but a chicken variation is also popular.

Manok is the Tagalog word for ‘chicken’ and pesa is a Chinese-derived word referring to something that is plainly boiled. 
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