BALUT

BALUT: Filipino duck egg

 

balut
duck egg with a developed embryo

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TUTONG

nasunog na kanin (burnt rice)
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MASARAP

root word: sarap

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SOTANGHON

This Filipino word is Chinese in origin.

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UPO

This word has at least two meanings, differentiated by accented syllable.

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ABUKADO

A fruit having the scientific name Persea americana
 

abukado
avocado, alligator pear
 
abukadong hinog
a ripe avocado

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What Is Filipino Food?

It is a question not easy to answer. Is it pork adobo, brown and rich, eaten with hot white rice? Is it siomai and siopao in the neighborhood merendero? Is it chicken relleno on a fiesta table, stuffed with olives and sausages? Is it sinigang na kanduli in a broth misty with miso? Is it a buko pie or a chicken salad? Is it all of the above?


Excerpted from LASA: A Guide to Dining in the Provinces (1990) by Doreen Fernandez and Edilberto Alegre.

What is Filipino Food?

It is a question not easy to answer. Is it pork adobo, brown and rich, eaten with hot white rice? Is it siomai and siopao in the neighborhood merendero? Is it chicken relleno on a fiesta table, stuffed with olives and sausages? Is it sinigang na kanduli in a broth misty with miso? Is it a buko pie or a chicken salad? Is it all of the above?

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SILOG

Sinangag + Itlog
Fried rice + Egg

SiLog is a popular Filipino breakfast combination. There is often a third component to complete a trifecta.

For examples:

tapsilog = tapa + sinangag + itlog
cured meat + fried rice + egg

bangsilog = bangus + sinangag + itlog
milkfish + fried rice + egg

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