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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Ingredients : 4 pork chops 1 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 egg 2 tbsp. water salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup breadcrumbs oil, for frying Cooking Procedures : Rub pork chops with salt and pepper. Let stand for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. In a bowl, combine flour and garlic. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk egg with water and season with salt and pepper until well blended. Set aside. Dredge each cho[...]

Ingredients : 1 lb. topside or round steak, cut into thin strips 2 tsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. soy sauce (light or dark) 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce) 2 tsp. lime juice pinch of salt and pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 lb. sitaw, (string beans) or green beans, cut into 3 inches long 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded (or a little finely grated lime rind) water (optional) 2 tbsp. coriander (cilantro) leaves, for garnishi[...]

Ingredients : 1 lb. chicken, boned and skinned – cut into serving pieces (or any choice cuts of your liking like thighs, drumsticks or wings) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp. soy sauce 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 to 1 cup water (or broth) 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 tbsp. oyster sauce 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. sugar dash of sesame oil 1-1/2 to 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables · vegetable oil Cooking Procedures : Prepare frozen [...]

Ingredients : 1 pork pata (pork leg), wash well 1 cup soda pop (Sprite or 7-up) water, for boiling coarse sea salt 1 tsp. peppercorns 5 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. baking soda oil, for frying Cooking Procedures : Clean pork pata. Slit skin (3-5 slits on each side) without cutting the bone. Place pork pata in a big pot. Add soda pop and water enough to cover the pork. Season with plenty of salt. Add peppercorns[...]

Lechon Kawali

Lechon Kawali Recipe is my family’s favorite Filipino food dish. My son and daughters love them and of course my husband love them too. When they ate this Filipino dish, they asked for the sauce which is a mixture of vinegar and patis (for bisaya) or tuyo (for the tagalog) and add some garlic, it taste so good. Anyways, hope you’ll enjoy this simple lechon kawali dish. Ingredients : Pork 1-1/2 lb. pork liempo (pork belly), cut int[...]

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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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