Lucban longganisa by Mildred Cruz.
Laswa is a very nutritious Ilonggo dish that’s primarily boiled vegetables with
This is a Cebuano treat.
Instructions: Bite/Cut the end of the tube to squeeze the chocolate paste into your mouth.
Photo by Mary Rizale.
In the Philippines, tsamporado / tsampurado / champorado / champurado is chocolate-flavored rice porridge.
In the year 1521, Ferdinand Magellan was met by a friendly Filipino chief and a feast laid out in his honor. Two dishes were brought, one of fish in its sauce and the other of rice.
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.
Passionfruit? Grape? Honey Lavender? Nope! Purple Ice Cream has to be none other than the UBE flavor of the Philippines!
UBE (oo-beh) is Purple Yam… a root crop you dig from under the ground.
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.