Helmet: Filipino Food

In the Philippines, the English word “helmet” not only refers to the protective headgear worn by motorcyclists and the like — it’s also Filipino slang for grilled chicken heads, sold as a snack by roadside stalls.

The chicken heads are usually skewered on sticks.

ulo ng manok
head of chicken
“chicken’s head”

helmet ng heneral
general’s helmet

Kailangan mo ng helmet ng motorista.
You need a motorist’s helmet.

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