Suman [soo-mahn] is a slender-shaped Filipino rice cake steamed in banana or palm leaves. Continue reading “SUMAN”
In English, a viand means any item of food. Filipinos have taken to translating the Tagalog word ulam as “viand” for lack of an exact one-word translation into English.
What is Malunggay in English?
A widely grown plant in the Philippines, malunggay is a plant with the scientific name Moringa oleifera. It is simply called “moringa” by English speakers.
Moringa is a tree known as sajina in South Asian countries like India. In English, it is sometimes referred to as horseradish tree or horseradish plant, although it’s a different species from the horseradish that Westerners know. The tree grows fast and survives well in drought conditions.
Both these two types of pansit are noodle dishes.
Pancit Malabon has thick noodles. The sauce is already mixed in with the noodles. The toppings and ingredients are mostly seafood like squid and shrimps.
Pancit Palabok has thin noodles. The sauce is served on top of the noodles. The toppings used in palabok varies from area to area, but common ingredients are tofu, ground pork and chicharon. Below is a photo of Pancit Palabok topped with sliced harboiled eggs.
“You know you’re Filipino when you use a spoon and fork instead of a knife and fork.”
This is because the typical Filipino meal always has rice, which is spooned into the mouth. Spoon in the right hand, fork in the left.
The basic traditional Filipino meal consists of two essential things: kanin and ulam.
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. Continue reading “PULBURON”
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Filipino American food bloggers have received funding from Ramar Foods to create a “non-profit” movement, ostensibly to promote Filipino food… It is essentially a PR tactic to deflect attention from Ramar’s unethical piracy of prominent Philippine trademarks such as Magnolia and Pampanga’s Best.