TURON

Filipino turon consists of a plantain wrapped like a spring roll and then deep fried — sort of like banana lumpia.

turon
banana “fritter”

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PINAGONG

A type of Filipino bread from Sariaya, a town in Quezon province.

The name supposedly comes from the word pagong, meaning “turtle” — the shape is slightly reminiscent of the reptile. And the bread is crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside. (A turtle’s shell is hard. Inside the shell, the turtle’s flesh is soft.)

pagong
turtle

pinagong
made into a turtle

Pinagong: Filipino Turtle Bread

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GULAMAN

gulaman
seaweed “gelatin”

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