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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AMPALAYA

scientific name: Momordica charantia

Ampalaya (bitter gourds)

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PETSAY (PECHAY)

petsay
bokchoy or bok-choy or bok choy or bok choi or bokchoi

petsay
Chinese cabbage

also spelled pechay or pakchay

Picture of Petsay or Pechay
Petsay is a popular vegetable in the Philippines. It is a subspecies of the plant having the scientific name Brassica rapa. It is also known as snow cabbage, Chinese chard or Chinese white cabbage in English.

The subspecies Brassica rapa pekinensis is called Baguio pechay or pechay wombok in the Philippines.

Petsay is added to Filipino stews such as nilagang baka (boiled beef) and bulalo (boiled beef shank).

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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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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GULAY

isang uri ng halamang iniluluto at kinakain

gulay
vegetable

mga gulay
vegetables

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TALBÓS

Tingan mo ang kamote, habang tinatalbusan lalong lumalago.

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UPO

At least two meanings.

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