Pinoy Ingredients

Pinoy Ingredients

I remember when my family just got to this country and we were all confused about the ingredient names. Often enough we didn't know what they called them here and my step father, the one that got us here, had no idea what they were called either. To make the situation even worse we didn't know any Filipino's that lived nearby to ask questions about them. Below, I provided some of the popular Filipino ingredients and what they call it in the U.S. Aside from the Obvious Hopefully this will stop your confusion about what they are called in English. Achuete or Achiote - Annatto seeds Alimasag - Crabs Alugbati - Spinach Ampalaya - Bitter melon or Bitter gourd Asin - Salt Baboy - Pork or Pig Baka - Beef Bagoong alamang - Fermented salted shrimp paste Bagoong isda - Fermented salted anchovies Baguio beans - Green beans Bawang - Garlic Bihon - Rice noodles Buko - Young coconut Bulalo - Beef shanks Calamansi - Filipino lime, "Lemon" is the best substitute Canton - Egg noodles Chicharon - Pork rinds Dilis - Anchovies Dugo - Pork, Beef, and Chicken blood used for cooking Gabe - Taro = Root or Leaves Gata - Coconut milk Galunggong - Round Scads or Mackerel Scads Hamon - Ham Hipon - Shrimp Isda - Fish Kabute - Mushroom Kalabasa - Pumpkin or Squash Kangkong - Water Spinach or Swamp Cabbage Kamatis - Tomato Kamote - Sweet potatoes or Yam Kamoteng Kahoy - Cassava or Yuca root Kinchay / Kintsay - Celery or Chinese Leeks Kutsay - Leeks Labanos - Radish - Daikon Labong - Bamboo shoots Langka - Jackfruit Laurel leaf - Bay leaf Lomo - Beef loin Luya - Ginger Malunggay leaves - Horseradish leaves Manok - Chicken Miki - Egg noodles Misua or Miswa - Vermicelli noodles Misu - Soybean paste Mongo - Mung beans Mustasa - Mustard Pansit or Pancit - Noodles Patola - Zucchini Paminta - Peppercorns (Black pepper is the dried unripe berries and white pepper (ground) is from the ripe berries of the same pepper vine) Patani - Lima beans Patis - Fish sauce Pechay / Petsay - Bok-choi, Bok-choy, Chinese cabbage Pimiento - A red pepper typically found in pickled version Pipino - Cucumber Pusit - Squid or Calamari Patatas - Potatoes Repolyo - Cabbage Sampalok - Tamarind Sayote - Chayote Saluyot - Jute Singkamas - Jicama or Turnip Sitao or Sitaw - String beans or Yard-long bean Sibuyas - Onions Sigarilyas - Winged Beans Siling Labuyo - "Thai peppers" or "Birds Eye Chili"- originated from Thailand ("Very Hot!") Siling Mahaba - Finger peppers Sotanghon - Transparent bean noodles, also known as cellophane noodles Sugpo - Giant tiger prawn Tanglad - Lemon grass Talaba - Oysters Talong - Eggplant Tausi - Black soy beans, salted and fermented. Togue - Bean sprouts Tokwa - Tofu Tulya - Freshwater clams Ubod - Hearts of palm Upo - Bottle gourd Wansuy - Cilantro Mga di-binagong pangalan - Unchanged names! Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Okra Papaya Soya
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11 Responses to “Pinoy Ingredients”

  1. You’re welcome Marie! 🙂

  2. Marie says:

    This post is very helpful, ty for posting

  3. teri says:

    your site has been helpful for me to get different recipes to try for my husband. so he stops complaining about my cooking. thank you

  4. You’re welcome Teri! I am glad that you find my blog helpful. Good luck on your cooking.

    Robert Colinares

  5. Jebelle says:

    This is really helpful. Thank you so much 😀

  6. You’re welcome, Jebelle! 🙂

  7. Christian says:

    Useful a lot of help for me. Since I have to learn cooking.

  8. audrey says:

    WOW! This is really very helpful, since I’m preparing to go back the US. I’ve tried some of your recipes and they are great. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Keep it up! God bless!

  9. Fd says:

    What is cumin in tagalog terms? Thanks for your sight very helpful.

  10. I think it is called Cumin too, but I am not sure.

  11. juls says:

    what is “parsley” in tagalog? do you know please?

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