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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Lumpia Shanghai

This lumpia shanghai recipe is one of the filipino recipes that my family love to cook specially during a party or get together with friends. Lumpia in Filipino are eggrolls wrapped stick of meat that are deep-fried. Lumpia meat is composed of ground or finely mince of pork, beef or vegetables. Then once the recipe of lumpia shanghai is cooked, its best served with sweet and sour sauce. During of our party, I was busy cooking other filipin[...]

Ingredients : 2-4 eggs water, for boiling Cooking Procedures : Place eggs in a deep saucepan and cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and cover.  Let standoff heat for 14 to 16 minutes. Transfer to an iced water bath (or set saucepan in the sink and run in cold water to cool eggs quickly.  This makes eggs easier to shell and keeps yolks from turning dark around the edges) and let cool completely. Hel[...]

Ingredients : 2 lb. chicken, cut into serving pieces 1/4 cup vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 onion, sliced 1 tomatoes, sliced 1/2 tbsp. paprika 1 bay leaf 1 cup water vegetable oil Cooking Procedures : Combine chicken, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Let stand for at least 30 minutes. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and tomatoes until soft and wilted. Drain chicken reser[...]

Ingredients : 2 eggs 2 tbsp. milk salt and pepper 1 or 2 tsp. butter (or bacon fat or vegetable oil) Cooking Procedures : Break eggs into bowl. Add milk and season with salt and pepper. Beat with fork. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter (or heat bacon fat or vegetable oil) over medium-low heat. Tip pan so bottom of pan is completely greased with fat. Pour in egg mixture. Using rubber spatula, stir to create curds, and pushing the eggs f[...]

Ingredients : 1 lb. pork (pork belly or lean pork), cut thinly salt and pepper, to taste 1 to 2 cups Mama Sita’s Barbecue Marinade 1 tbsp. calamansi concentrate 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper bamboo sticks, for skewer Cooking Procedures : Cut pork into thinly slices (or whatever suits to your liking). This makes the meat cook faster in lesser time. Place sliced meat in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let sits for 30 minutes. Pou[...]

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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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