English Names of Filipino Local Foods

Abitsuelas – Baguio String Beans
Alimasag – Crab
Ampalaya – Bitter Melon
Apahap – Sea Bass
Apulid – Water Chestnut
Aseytuna – Olive
Atsuete – Annatto Seeds
Bagoong Isda – Fish Paste
Bangus – Milkfish
Bawang – Garlic
Bihon – Rice Noodle
Buko – Young Coconut
Buntot – Oxtail
Kalabasa – Squash
Kalamansi – Philippine Lemon


Kamatis – Tomato
Kamias – Bilimbi
Kamote – Sweet Potato
Kangkong – Swamp Cabbage
Kaong – Sugar Palm
Karot – Carrot
Kasim – Pork Shoulder

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  1. Tess Phillips says:

    The best food we have . I’m so glad we have the recipe here …. Especially for me I live here in Australia! Helps us here if you don’t know how to cook — very lucky I am Pilipino …. Go Philippines!!!! :-))

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