kinchay / koryander

This word is derived from the Fukien language spoken by Chinese immigrants in the Philippines.

Chinese celery

Spelling variations: kinchay, kichay, quichay

Isang uri ng halaman na ginagamit na pangsahog o sangkap sa ulam.

The word kintsay is used to refer to two different plants, more frequently to the second one named below.

1. Celery, with the scientific name Apium graveolens

2. Chinese parsley or coriander, with the scientific name Coriandrum sativum
(also referred to in Tagalog as unsoy, silantro, koryander)

tokwa't baboy na may kintsay
Simple Tokwa’t Baboy with Kintsay

A popular dish to use kinchay leaves in is adobong tokwa’t baboy (tofu and pork cooked adobo style) with tawsi (fermented black beans).