Ball of Edam cheese that’s a staple of the Filipino Christmas table
Featured photo by Angie Pastor.
Media Noche in the Philippines is New Year’s Eve, during which everyone looks forward to the large spread of food to feast on. 🙂
Dayap is the key lime familiar to Westerners, though few know that it’s actually a native plant of Southeast Asia.
Scientific name: Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle.
Morcon (Murkon in Tagalog orthography) is a holiday dish during the Christmas season in the Philippines. It is a meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg.
Goldilocks is a Philippine bakeshop chain that makes different flavors of polvoron.
The word pitson is from the Spanish pichón. Below is an old
This recipe for Aceitunas Aliniadas (aceitunas aliñadas) treats was used by the nuns of Santa Clara for making the jarred olives that were Christmas gifts to the Spanish friars.
Olives are imported because they do not grow natively in the tropics.
In the Chavacano language of Zamboanga in the southern Philippines, curacha refers to the spanner crab or red frog crab whose scientific name is Ranina ranina.
Spicy Adobong Balunbalunan by Ahljhon Miranda The Tagalog word balunbalunan refers to
This is a popular fruit in the Philippines.