Lumpia ng Ubod is one of the foods from Philippines. They are fresh spring rolls which are made from finely cut (julienned) "Ubod", the heart of the Coconut cooked with Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Shrimps or Ground pork, Lettuce then wrapped in fresh Lumpia egg wrappers/rolls lined with Lettuce leaves. Some people are adding finely ground fried peanuts before wrapping for added taste. (Please see article on Ubod)
Fresh Spring rolls or fresh Lumpia mean that they are not deep-fried like the Lumpiang Shanghai and Lumpiang Gulay. Lumpiang Gulay is served either fried or fresh
Lumpiang Ubod are served with a special Sauce made from cooking a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, a bit of sugar and salt thickened with Cornstarch.
Below is a not so clear picture of Lumpiang Ubod. I chanced upon a street vendor of Lumpiang Ubod during my brisk walk around Sampalok Lake in San Pablo City, Laguna while I was on vacation in my hometown. The freshly made egg rolls are soft, the Lettuce was fresh and crispy and it was made so special by its delicious Sauce. They were individually wrapped in plastic so it can be readily eaten while strolling around the lake.
Longganisa is the Philippines very own traditional savory sausage made from a mixture of ground pork, lots of crushed garlic and spices.
Longganisa is one of the traditional dish served during breakfast, but can also be served for lunch and dinner, including snacks for those who eat rice for snacks.
Pictures below show the uncooked or fresh and cooked Longganisa and how they are sometimes sold on the streets in the Philippines together with Tocino.
Only in the Philippines - a fresh meat vendor in San Pablo City, Laguna selling fresh/uncooked Longganisa and Tocino, complete with his weighing scale. Unbelievable!
Here is the alphabetic list of fish which is common in Kerala, India translated from Malayalam to English.
Malayalam is the language used in Kerala, India.
Below are some of interesting photos of village life in Kerala and photos of assorted fish common in Kerala.
LIST OF FISH IN MALAYALAM TO ENGLISH
Aakoli – Silver Moony
Aiyla – Mackerel
Aiykoora – King Fish / Wahoo / King Mackarel
Avoli – Pomfret
Choora – Tuna
Kaari – Catfish
Kadal Kuthira - Sword Fish
Kannambu – Mullet
Kannava – Squid
Kari Meen – Pearl Spot/ Green Chromide
Killi Meen – Threadfin bream
Kolaan – Garfish or Pipefish
Koori/Vaari – Mystus
Kora / Kaala – Salmon
Kozhuva – Indian Anchovy
Mathi/Chaala – Sardine
Mushi – Silurus/Cat Fish
Netholi – Anchovy
Ney Meen – Seer Fish / Queen Fish
Nangu – Sole Fish
Paalla – Surgeon Fish
Parava - False trevally
PooMeen – Milk Fish
Rohu – Reba
Sheelavu – Barracuda
Thilopia/Kerala Karimeen – Tilapia
Thirandi – Stingray
Vaalla – Wallago / Knife Fish
Varaal – Snake Head
Vatta - Bluefin trevally
Kerala, India was one of the places I visited and India and to live there for a month and see their culture, particularly their food made me so curious about everything about their cuisine and food (dishes) and drinks.
Below is a picture of a fish market in Allepey, Kerala, India. Although there are some raodside makeshift fish markets and fish peddlers using bikes