UPO

At least two meanings.

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KANGKONG

Scientific name: Ipomoea aquatica

Fresh Kangkong Leaves & Stems

Kangkong is a semi-aquatic tropical plant that’s a popular vegetable in the Philippines.

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TALÓNG

Picture of Talong

Talóng is one of the vegetables featured in the Filipino song Bahay Kubo. The classic Philippine eggplant is long, slender and purple in color. Its scientific name is Solanum melongena.

talóng
eggplant, aubergine

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GULAY

isang uri ng halamang iniluluto at kinakain

gulay
vegetable

mga gulay
vegetables

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RECIPE: Pinakbet (Pakbet)

Pinakbet (also called pakbet) is a popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. Pork is often added for flavor, but it is omitted during Catholic meatless days such as on Holy Week.

Pinakbet Ingredients
Pinakbet / Pakbet: Nutritious Filipino Dish

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MALUNGGAY

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.

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Easy Tagalog Quiz: Vegetables

Mga gulay…

Do you know the English translation for these Tagalog words?

petsay

repolyo

pipino

talong

sibuyas

labanos

bawang

sayote

kalabasa

sitaw

kamatis

SAYOTE

from the Spanish word chayote

Sayote Vegetable Pears in Baskets
Sayote Vegetable Pears in Baskets

sayote
chayote

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