Filipino Food Terminology


Filipino Food - English Name


Abitsuelas (bitsuelas) - Baguio string beans
Adidas - barbecued chicken feet
Alimasag - crab
Alugbati - Malabar nightshade
Ampalaya - bitter melon
Apahap - sea bass
Atis - sugar apple
Atsuete - annatto seeds
Bagoong isda - fish paste
Banana-cue - deep fried saba with sugar
Bangus - milkfish
Bataw - Hyacinth bran pods
Bawang - garlic
Bias/biyas - beef shank
Bihon - rice noodles
Buko - young coconut
Camote-cue - deep fried kamote with sugar
Kaimito - star apple
Kakang gata - coconut cream
Kalabasa - squash
Kalamansi - Philippine lemon
Kamatis - tomato
Kambing - goat
Kamias - bilimbi
Kamote - sweet potato
Kamoteng kahoy - cassava
Kangkong - swamp cabbage
Kanton - round egg noodle
Kaong - sugar palm
Karot - carrot
Kasim - pork shoulder
Kintsay - Chinese celery
Kuhol - snail
Kutsay - leeks or chives
Dahon ng sili - pepper leaves
Daing - dried fish
Dalag - mudfish
Dalanghita - native orange
Dayap - lime
Dilis - anchovy
Duhat - black plum
Gabi - taro root
Garbansos - chichpeas
Gata - coconut milk
Gisantes - green peas
Goto - tripe
Gulaman - agar-agar
Guyabano - sour sop
Halaan - clams
Hibe - dried small shrimps
Hugas-bigas - rice washing
Hipon - Shrimp
IUD - barbecued chicken intestines
Labanos - raddish
Langka - jackfruit
Lapulapu - spotted grouper
Laurel - bayleaf
Lengua/dila - ox tongue
Letsugas - lettuce
Liempo - pork belly
Lihia - lye
Lugaw - rice gruel
Lumpia - spring roll
Luya - ginger
Luyang dilaw - turmeric
Macapuno - freak coconut
Malagkit - glutinous rice
Malunggay - horse-redish
Manggang hilaw - green or unripe mango
Mani - peanuts
Miso - soybean paste
Munggo - mung bean
Niyog - coconut
Okra - lady finger
Pamintang buo - peppercorn
Pandan - fragrant screwpine
PAL  - barbecued chicken wings
Papayang hilaw - green or unripe papaya
Pata - pork leg
Patatas - potato
Patis - fish sauce
Pato - duck
Patola - sponge gourd
Petsay baguio - Chinese cabbage
Pigue - ham
Pili - native almond
Pimiento - red bell pepper
Pusit - squid
Puso ng saging - banana heart
Queso de bola - edam cheese
Repolyo - cabbage
Saba - cooking banana
Sago - sago palm branch
Saluyot - jute leaves
Sampaloc - tamarind
Sanque - star anise
Sayote - chayote
Sibuyas - onion
Sibuyas na mura - spring onions/scallions/green onions
Sibuyas Tagalog - native onions/shallots
Siling labuyo - hot chili pepper
Siling berde - green bell pepper
Singkamas - turnip
Sitaw - stringbeans
Sitsaro - sweet pea/snowpeas
Sitsaron - pork crackling
Sotanghon - mungbean noodle
Suka - vinegar
Tahong - saltwater mussel
Tahure - soybean paste
Talaba - oyster
Talbos ng kamote - sweet potato leaves or tops
Talong - eggplant
Tanglad - lemon grass
Tanigue - Spanish mackerel
Tengang daga - black woodear mushroom
Tokwa - beancurd
Togue - mongo sprouts
Tsiko/chico - sapodilla
Tubo - sugarcane
Ube - purple yam
Ubod - Coconut heart
Upo - bottle gourd
Utaw - soybeans
Wamsuy - coriander leaves

























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