What is Yema?
Yema is the Spanish word for “egg yolk.”
This soft Philippine candy is shaped into either a pyramid or a ball, and then wrapped in cellophane. It originated from Spain, where nuns in monasteries used egg yolks donated to them by winemakers (who used only the white part of eggs in their winemaking process) to make sweets and pastries.
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gruel, rice porridge, congee
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More often spelled as barquiron, influenced by Spanish. Barkiron is the spelling based on Tagalog orthography.
Barquiron are barkilyos filled with pulburon, then individually wrapped in colorful cellophane.
It is highly likely the name barquiron is a portmanteau of the words barquillos and polvoron.
Barquiron and Barkilyos are delicacies associated with the city of Bacolod, the capital of Negros Occidental province, which is part of the Visayas region of the Philippines. BongBong’s is a popular local brand.
In the nearby Iloilo area, Rewel’s is a known brand, spelling their product’s name as barqueron.
This is from the Spanish galletas.
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This word is from the Spanish pan de monja (nun’s bread).
Filipino bread roll
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Spelling variations: kasoy, casuy, casoy
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Combination of two words: chicharon + bulaklak
crispy pork rinds
Chicharon is traditionally pork rinds (skin). For this “flower” chicharon, the intestinal parts of a pig are deep fried. In particular, it’s the peritoneum that is used. The peritoneum is the lining of the abdominal cavity.
Omentum is a fold of the peritoneum. Great omentum is the fat-filled sac covering the small intestines. Lesser omentum is the omentum joining the stomach and liver.
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root word pulot, meaning ‘to pick up’
food eaten with alcohol, bar food
finger foods or appetizers eaten when drinking liquor
side dish when drinking beer
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