Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fishes that are native to Africa.
Spelling variations in Tagalog: tilapiya, talapya, talapiya
The larger species are referred to as pla pla.
Tilapia farming is an industry in the Philippines.
The fish grow fast in the tropical climate. Filipinos love to fry and grill tilapya.
The cooked flesh is dipped in a mixture of calamansi and soy sauce.
inihaw na tilapya
tilapia grilled out in the open, usually over coals
Miss Tilapia is the name of a komiks character created by Mars Ravelo that was turned into a movie in the 1950’s. She was played by Filipina actress Gloria Romero.