Filipino food glossary

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Want to tackle Filipino food but don’t know where to begin? Time Out has supplied you with this helpful glossary, to ensure you know your adobo from your elbow.

Adobo: Pork or chicken, marinated in vinegar, garlic and soy.

Ground pork balls with onion and celery served on a bed of vermicelli.

Pork or chicken in a tomato-based soup.

A boiled, fertilized duck egg.

Rice cooked with chocolate.

Meat, fish or vegetables that have been cooked in coconut milk.

Gulo-gulong kamote:
Deep-fried sweet potatoes, served sprinkled with sugar.

Oxtail stew in a peanut butter sauce.

Lumpiang alimango:
Crab egg rolls fried in a wok and served with noodles and a sweet and sour sauce.

Pescado al horno:
Fish (usually red snapper) sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked in a thick tomato, onion and pimento sauce.

A melange of pumpkin, string beans, aubergine and okra, seasoned with garlic, onions, tomatoes, shrimp paste and sometimes coconut milk.

Rellenong manok:
Chicken stuffed with ham, pork, pepperoni, onion, garlic, raisins and hard boiled eggs.

A term for cooking meats, fish or vegetables with a sour fruit.

Purple yam.

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