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Hi guys and welcome to Filipino top words. I am Erica and for today, we will be learning about Filipino food. So you probably know or probably don’t know that there are many different and delicious Filipino food.
1. Adobo "adobo"
The first food that everyone should know about is Adobo. In English, we also call it adobo.
Adobo ang paborito kong pagkaing Pilipino. "Adobo is my favorite Filipino dish."
So actually Adobo is the first thing that I’ve ever learned to make. It’s the easiest. So you just need soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf or laurel leaf, whatever you call them. Sometimes people call them bay leaf, sometimes laurel leaf. And peppercorns, right. And then just boil those things together with Pork or Chicken or Pork and Chicken depending on what you want to eat. And then everything will be nice and soft.
2. Chicharon "chicharrón"
Next is chicharrón. In English, chicharrón.
Ang chicharon ay gawa sa balat ng baboy. "Chicharon is made from pig skin."
So it’s actually crackling pig skin. Yeah it’s very crunchy but I saw some show where they made chicharrón by putting it in the oven. And they put it in the oven and then afterwards, it came out really crackling. So that’s how they made it but I don’t know if that’s actually how you make it. I think the most popular brand of chicharrón is Lapid’s. So if you want to try chicharrón, try the Lapid’s chicharrón. Just remember that it’s not very healthy. Try it. Don’t eat too much. You can also eat it with rice, actually.
3. Durian "durian"
Next food is or fruit is Durian or actually just Durian.
Masarap ang durian kahit na may amoy ito. "Durian or durian is delicious, even if it doesn't smell good."
Yeah, it actually doesn’t smell good. But it tastes nice. To me, it just tastes like Jackfruit. I don’t know about you. If you want to try Durian, you go to the southern part of the Philippines. That’s where you can get them cheaper. Yeah, fresher, more potent smell. Go to Davao, get them there fresh and it’s really good.
4. Halo-halo "halo-halo"
Halo-halo. In English, "halo-halo"
Tuwing tag-araw, mabenta ang halo-halo. "Every summer, halo-halo sells well."
So halo-halo is made up of crushed ice with some sweet beans with different fruits and sometimes, what other stuff? Nata de coco or like sweet coconut things and also Leche Flan or Caramel Flan. That’s actually how it is like. Caramel Flan or sometimes, what is that? Sweet yam. You know the yam right? Ube and then sometimes in some stores, they put ice cream on top of it. When I was young, my aunt actually sells halo-halo. So every summer, she makes halo-halo and those are the best halo-halo. I don’t really like halo-halo in other places. I only like her halo but she didn’t make them anymore because the way you make the crushed ice, it’s very manual. Everything is manual. You have the small device, right? You know it like to do this with ice. It’s not like you’d buy crushed ice already. So you have this small like this device for every, every, what is this? Glass of halo-halo, it takes a lot of time for you to get crushed ice. So my friend here drew halo-halo and this is it. So this is the crushed ice and these are the stuff that you can put inside like sweet beans and some fruits and then this is the caramel flan or the pudding and then sometimes they have ice cream here. And then use this spoon to make halo-halo or to mix-mix everything. So that’s it.
5. Kare-kare "kare-kare or peanut stew"
Next food is kare-kare. In English, kare-kare or if you really want to be fancy, peanut stew.
Masarap magluto ng kare-kare si Joy. "Joy cooks delicious peanut stew."
If you’ve already noticed, we always like repeating words for the names of our food halo-halo and kare-kare. Before when I was young, I only get to eat kare-kare during Fiesta because it’s kind of an expensive food to make because traditionally you would make kare-kare with – how do you call this part?
Ice: Tuwalya
Yeah tuwalya how do you say it?
Ice: Innards in intestine wall?
Something I think it’s stomach wall, stomach lining. Originally it’s with stomach lining. So I think that’s kind of hard to come by and very expensive because you make it with cow innards right? But it’s really good and then, now, you know people like to eat the fast food. So there is lots of mixes for kare-kare. And before it, when you really want to make kare-kare, you have to grind the peanuts by hand, everything by hand, right to make peanut paste. But now you can just buy mixes and stuff but still the original kare-kare is very good. Now, you can make it with pork, with beef, with chicken.
Ice: Or just vegetarian.
F1: Or you can just use vegetables if you want to be vegetarian because it actually has lots of vegetables. Because even though it’s peanut sauce, it actually doesn’t have what they call this, it has taste but it’s not salty, it’s not sweet as if it’s, there is no taste at all. So there is taste but there is no taste at all. It’s kind of weird. So you eat it with shrimp paste or in Filipino, Bagoong. Oh, it’s so delicious. Okay. But I cannot eat kare-kare It’s not Fiesta yet.
Ice: Yeah.
6. Lechon "roasted suckling pig"
Next is Lechon or “roasted suckling pig”
Tuwing pasko, hindi mawawala ang lechon sa pagkaing Pilipino. "Every Christmas, roasted suckling pig is always present in Filipino dishes."
Lechon is expensive. So you only get Lechon. It’s an entire pig that’s roasted. So usually you roast it for a long time because you want everything to be even, right the way it’s cooked and then at the end, you will get this really like crackling skin. Yeah, very, very crispy and then you eat it with liver sauce and that’s the best. You only get this usually every big festivals or in some families Christmas. We don’t do Lechon for Christmas because in the city, you cannot really do actual Lechon but you can buy Lechon. What happens is, you get Lechon on Christmas and then the next few days, you get Lechon paksiw which is the meat of the Lechon cooked as a stew, right with the liver sauce and it’s very good. That’s my favorite actually. I like Lechon Paksiw more than Lechon. So this is Lechon. I don’t know if you can see it. I’d be going to insert pictures here. Here in this side, you will see Lechon.
7. Mangga "mango"
Mangga or “mango”
Mura lang ang mangga sa Pilipinas. "Mango is cheap in the Philippines."
And we have the best mangoes. I have a Thai friend. He admits, so we have. And those red mangoes that you get in the store, they are not real mangoes. If you want to try real mangoes, go to the Philippines. Yeah, so we have two kinds of mangoes, the yellow ones and the green ones. The yellow ones are the usual very sweet, very fragrant, best fruit in the world, mangoes. The green one is the slightly sour, slightly sour, sour ones that we call actually Indian mangoes. I don’t know why because they are sour and because Filipinos really like to combine taste, sweet, spicy, sweet, salty, sour together. So we eat the sour green mangoes with shrimp paste or sometimes salt if you don’t have shrimp paste and it’s really delicious. We eat that always in high school after class.
8. Sinigang "sinigang, tamarind soup"
Sinigang or "sinigang or tamarind soup"
But actually it’s not just tamarind soup because you can have Sinigang based in Guava, Sinigang based in some other sour things.
Masarap ang sinigang dahil sa saktong asim na lasa nito. "Tamarind soup is delicious because of its pleasantly sour taste."
So you can make Sinigang with pork or with shrimp or with fish. But my favorite is pork sinigang. What is yours? Pork also. Before when I was young, I liked shrimp sinigang but then I realized I like shrimp better in either curry or just in butter sauce because shrimp is better in butter sauce. So Sinigang is best with pork.
9. Dinuguan "dinuguan"
Dinuguan or in English "dinuguan"
Ang dinuguan ay ang dugo ng baboy. "Dinuguan is pig's blood."
Oh but I like it. I like dinuguan a lot. Especially if dinuguan has more meat because some dinuguan doesn’t have any meat at all just like the pig’s blood. It’s not pig’s blood, PIG’S BLOOD. It’s coagulated pig’s blood, isn’t it? Now just a bit of coagulation here and there but it’s like stew kind of pig’s blood. What is it? What does it mean? But it’s very delicious and I like eating it with rice because we eat everything with rice, right?
10. Next is,
Sisig "sisig"
Everyone’s favorite, sisig or in English, “Sisig”
Ang sisig ay mas masarap pag sizzling sisig. Wow! "Sisig is even more delicious if it's sizzling."
I think the original idea of sisig is chop pig’s face. So the meat that you use there in sisig is pig’s face. So you just cut up everything and then add some lime, yeah, liver and then cut up everything and then like make it a sizzling plate. So everything is as if it’s fried right and then you add some, what’s this? Like spicy things. Now, in many restaurants, you can order sisig in say pork sisig, right or tuna sisig. Tuna sisig is really good.
That’s it for today’s lesson. Hope you learned something new and have you ever tried any Filipino food? If you’ve tried something that we haven’t said, please comment them down below and tell us if you like them or not. Or if you haven’t tried the ones that we have said, please comment them down below and tell us if you like them and hopefully you did. Because if you don’t, then go, get out. Let’s cancel it out.
Till the next lesson, bye bye, go home. Hanggang sa muli