Bawang is the Filipino word for Garlic. Bawang is one composition of the Holy Trinity of Philippine cooking. We always use Bawang in all of the dishes we prepare or cook there is no doubt about it.
In the Philippines where I was born and grew up, the smell of lots of pounded and finely chopped Bawang is a joy. In Germany, the smell and taste of Bawang is not a welcome treat, but still even if i can not buy fresh Bawang, I buy finely ground Garlic available in the spice and herb section of the local supermarkets
Brathering refers to a traditional dish from Germany made from fresh Herring (green Herring) which are cleaned (with head and guts removed), filleted , dusted with flour or floured and fried and then pickled in vinegar marinade.
Brathering literally means "fried Herring". But a Herring can only be called "Brathering" when the Herring is fried then marinated in vinegar
Below is a picture of Brathering (on the right side) which is served in a Restaurant in Bremen (Goedeken in Berckstrasse) serving traditional foods from North Germany. This Restaurant also serves another traditional food called Labkaus.
Baumkuchen refers to one of the many traditional cakes from Germany, a German Tree Cake. It is a layered cake coated with chocolates . Baumkuchen is literally translated as "Tree Cake" (Baum = Tree and Kuchen = Cake)
Baumkuchen has a characteristic concentric rings that appear when sliced which resemble tree rings that give the cake its German name.
Baumkuchen is also well known in Japan as it is in Germany. In Japan, it is known as "the Ultimate Wedding Cake". The first German confectionaer to bake Baumkuchen in Japan was Karl Juchheim who was captured by the Japanese during Worl War I in China. The Juchheim company is very famous in Japan and their Baumkuchen is usually used for presents or souvenirs given for the guests at wedding receptions.
Enjoy the pictures below of Baumkuchen I always buy in Germany during the Christmas season.