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, Fruits & Spices


These vegetables, fruits and spices are now starting to appear in regular supermarkets and groceries especially in bigger cities. Of course you can find them regularly in Asian groceries. And I know if they are not available on their stocks or shelf you can order these ahead.

Philippine Vegetables as follows: Philippine Fruits as follows: Philippine Spices as follows:

Alogbati - Malabar or Spinach Atis - Custard apple Atswete - Annatto
Ampalaya - Bitter melon Bayabas - Guava Kinchay - Asian celery
Chicharo - Snow peas Balimbing - Star fruit Dayap - Lime
Dahon ng gabi - Taro leaves Chico - Sapodilla Luyang dilaw - Turmeric
Dahon ng sili - Chili pepper leaves Kasoy - Cashew Luya - Fresh ginger
Dahon ng Ampalaya - Bitter Gourd Leaves Kaymito - Star apple Murang sibuyas - Green onions or Scallions
Gabi - Taro root Guyabano - Sour sop Sili - Chili peppers
Kabute - Fungus Langka - Jackfruit Siling Labuyo - Wild chili peppers
Kamote - Sweet potatoes Lansones - Longans Tanglad - Lemon grass
Kamoteng Kahoy -Cassava Mangga - Mango  
Kangkong - Water spinach Papaya - The same or Paw paw  
Labanos - White radish Rimas - Bread fruit  
Labong - Bamboo shoots Saging - Banana  
Malunggay - Horseradish leaves Saging na Saba - Plantain  
Munggo - Mung beans Sampalok - Tamarind  
Mustasa - Mustard cabbage Suha - Pomelo  
Patola - Ridged gourd Tubo - Sugar cane ( technically it is not a fruit)  
Pechay - Bok choi    
Puso ng Saging - Banana blossoms    
Sigarilyas - Winged bean    
Singkamas - Jicama    
Sitaw - String beans    
Talbos ng kamote - sweet potato tops    
Talong - egg plant    
Toge - bean sprouts    
Ube - purple yam    
Upo - fuzzy melon    

I will update this section as I find more items around, especially in Asian markets. I hope this will help at lot to know more about Philippine cooking and gastronomy.



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