Ball of Edam cheese that’s a staple of the Filipino Christmas table
Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that makes different flavors of polvoron.
Known for being very sour, the alimuran or rattan fruit is usually eaten with salt or pickled for consumption.
The pangolin-like skin peel is very distinctive.
Biko, Nilupak & Kalamay na Mais by Toyang Noresa.
Kakanin is a whole genre of Filipino delicacies whose main ingredient is usually rice, sometimes corn or a root crop like cassava.
Buwa / Buha = “Coconut Embryo”
Langka or Nangka is the Tagalog word for “jackfruit.” It’s the largest fruit that grows on a tree! See the other photo!
Itlog ng Hantik (Ants’ Eggs). Photos by @OkayMaine. Also known as Itlog ti Abuos in Ilocano cuisine.
Hantik or Antik are weaver ants known for their stinging bites. Their eggs (itlog) are considered a delicacy in the Philippines and are very hard to come by.
Photo by Mayette Garcia of Chicharon Bulaklak & Crispy Pata
The phrase “putok batok” (sometimes hyphenated as “putok-batok”) refers to meals that can cause the eater to have a heart attack or stroke due to its very unhealthy nature.
Photo by Leslie Bernarte of Ube Yema Cake at Patisserie Solaire (Parañaque,
Very small fish with translucent bodies. They swim in schools and fisherfolk