ABOUT FILIPINO FOOD
Get to Know the Cuisine of the Philippines
The caimito is a fruit of the tree with the scientific name Chrysophyllum cainito. It is native to Central America and was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
Star apple is its given name in English.
The Filipino name for this fruit comes from the Spanish guanábana.
Duhat is a local Philippine fruit that's commonly referred to as Java plum. It is dark purple to black in color, fleshy and one-seeded, with a sweet-astringent taste.
Photos by Jeric Travis of Boneless Crispy Pata.
What is pata? It's literally the leg of a pig. ?
Photo by Angie Pastor.
Malunggay (Moringa) is known as sajina in South Asian countries like India. In English, it is sometimes called referred to as horseradish though it’s a different species from the horseradish that Westerners know.
Photo by Eva Argenos
Pakaskas is a sweet treat consisting of palm sugar that's liquified, then put into a mold of palm leaves until the liquid solidifies.
Credit for introducing ice cream to the Philippines goes to M. A.
A visual tool developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute to help Filipinos acquire healthy eating habits.
Upo is called a bottle gourd in English because of its elongated shape. The plant has the scientific name Lagenaria siceraria. Its fruit is a very popular vegetable in the Philippines.
A quintessential Bicolano dish, LAING is dried taro leaves in coconut milk.