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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.

Fresh/Uncooked Longganisa

Cooked Longganisa

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!

Laminated pastries are those made with puff pastry, or pastry rolled with layers of butter, examples are Hopia of the Philippines and pastries from Kerala, India called Puffs.

 

Puffs from Kerala, India

 

Puffs from Kerala, India

 

Meat Puffs - Food from Kerala, India

- List of Fish: Translation from Malayalam to English :

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

 

 

Personal Note:

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

 

 

Luwombo refers to Uganda's stew made from meat, vegetables or fish steamed in banana leaves
Lazat is Malysian word which means delicious or tasty.