DUHAT

Duhat is a local Philippine fruit that’s commonly referred to in English as Java plum. Continue reading “DUHAT”


LINGA

This word has at least two different, unrelated meanings. The first is a verb. The second is a food item.

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Popular Filipino Dishes

To help familiarize our website’s visitors with Filipino food in an easy way, we’ve drawn up a simple list of a few Philippine dishes and foodstuff commonly eaten in the Philippines. We’re still working on adding more pronunciation audio and photos. Remember to check back soon! 🙂

Chicken Adobo - Filipino Food

Adobo: pork or chicken marinated in soy sauce and vinegar

 
BALUT: Filipino duck egg

Balut: duck egg with a developed embryo

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PETSO

This is not a common Filipino word.

It is only frequently seen in the menu item inasal na petso which refers to the Visayan-style barbecue of a chicken breast. The Spanish word pecho refers to the breast, bust or bosom.

PETSO

In the photo is the inasal na petso of the Chic-Boy restaurant chain.
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KANIN

lutong bigas (cooked rice)

kanin
cooked rice

bigas
uncooked rice

 palay
rice plant / unmilled rice

Paano Magsaing ng Bigas 
How to Cook Rice

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CALAMANSI / KALAMANSI

Calamansi

Calamansi (spelled kalamansi in native Tagalog orthography) is a small, very round citrus fruit that’s ubiquitous in the Philippines. The fruits are often used when the thin rind is still green on the outside, and that is the color associated with it.

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HALUHALO INGREDIENTS

A popular Filipino treat with Japanese origins, haluhalo consists of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix” referring to the hodgepodge of ingredients.

Haluhalo Espesyal


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GISA

This word is from the Spanish guisar (meaning: to stew).

gisa
to sautee, stir-fry

ginisa
sauteed, stir-fried

Igisa mo ito.
Sautee this. / Stir-fry this.

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