BATIROL

This Filipino word is from the Spanish batidor.

A batirol is a wooden implement used when making chocolate beverages. Called a molinillo in Mexico, it is a turned wood whisk.

BATIROL

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PATIS

Filipino Fish Sauce

Patis is a brown, watery sauce made from fermented fish. It is used to flavor soups and broths, as well as a sawsawan (dipping sauce) for meat in place of salt. It is very salty.

The Thai counterpart would be the famous nam pla fish sauce.
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SIBUYAS

from the Spanish cebolla, meaning ‘onion’

sibuyas
onion

balat ng sibuyas
onion’s skin

How about the idiomatic phrase balat sibuyas?

KANIN

lutong bigas (cooked rice)

kanin
cooked rice

bigas
uncooked rice

 palay
rice plant / unmilled rice

Paano Magsaing ng Bigas 
How to Cook Rice

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GISA

This word is from the Spanish guisar (meaning: to stew).

gisa
to sautee, stir-fry

ginisa
sauteed, stir-fried

Igisa mo ito.
Sautee this. / Stir-fry this.

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KINTSAY

This word is derived from the Fukien language spoken by Chinese immigrants in the Philippines.

kintsay
Chinese celery

Spelling variations: kinchay, kichay, quichay

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WANSOY

This Filipino word wansoy is Chinese in origin.

wansoy
coriander

 

Wansoy

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ATSWETE

Also spelled achuete or atsuete  in the Filipino language.

From the Spanish word achiote.

atswete
annatto

It is called “lipstick tree” in other parts of the world.

Scientific name: Bixa orellana
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