TOYÒ

The Chinese-derived Filipino word toyò means ‘soy sauce.’

Among popular brands of toyò in the Philippines are Marca Piña, Silver Swan, and Datu Puti.

toyomansi: a dipping sauce of soy sauce and calamansi


toyò
irrational behavior, mood swings

May toyò.
Crazy.

Mukhang may toyò ang bagong propesor.
The new professor seems flaky.

May toyò sa utak.
Has “soy sauce” in the brain.

There’s a funny saying in Tagalog that goes “Ang babae ay parang adobo. Hindi kumpleto kung walang toyò.” Woman is like adobo. Ain’t complete without soy sauce.


Related Filipino idiomatic expressions: May topak. May saltik.