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Pinaltok refers one of the sweet food from the Philippines which is served as snacks made from ground glutinous rice shaped like little balls and Sago (Sago pearls, that is)  cooked in Coconut Milk. These glutinous rice balls are called Bilo-Bilo, hence Pinaltok is simply called Bilo-Bilo or Ginataang Bilo-Bilo in other Tagalog regions of the country.  

While in some Regions in the country, Pinaltok is simply made from glutinous rice balls, Coconut milk (Gata) and Sago pearls, the other regions add pieces of ripe Jackfruit (Langka), root crops, like Sweet Potato (Kamote) , ripe Banana (Saging na Saba. 

In Batangas, Pinaltok is called Pinindot and generally called Ginataang Halo-Halo in many parts of the Philippines, because of the additional medley of fruits mentioned above

In San Pablo where I have a residence in the Philippines, this sweetened treat is called Pinaltok and you can hear almost everyday roaming vendors early in the morning calling out "Pinaltokkkk" . For breakfast, newly cooked and piping hot Pinalktok in San Pablo City, my home in the Philippines is heavenly.

 

 

 

 

Gelato is the Italian term for ice cream. It literally means "frozen". A Gelato is made from milk, cream and sugar with flavorings, such as fruit and many others. 

Below is a fruit-flavored (Melon) and Caramel flavored Gelato from my favorite Gelateria in Bremen, Germany. 

I will never get tired eating 1 or 2 kugel (scoops of ice cream) of Gelato from this Gelateria which is operated by an Italian couple who now established their Gelateria in Germany

 

 

Fruit and Caramel Gelato from a Gelateria in Germany .

Ginataang Alimasag is one of the dishes from the Philippines made from Blue crab (Alimasag)  and assorted vegetables, such as String beans (Sitaw), Eggplant (Talong) and Pumpkin or Squash (Kalabasa) sauteed with chopped onions and garlic and cooked with or simmered in Coconut milk (Gata), hence it is called Ginataan.

Please see the article on the List of the Philippines Cooking Methods in Filipino (Tagalog Dialect).

 

Galunggong is one of the kinds/varieties of fish available in the markets all over the Philippines. It is also known by its short name GG and very popular as a source of food because  it is one of the cheapest fish so far available in the markets which can be prepared/cooked in so many ways and will remain delicious. They can be fried, smoked, grilled , and boiled with just vinegar and slices of ginger and yet so delicious

Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu refers to one of the dishes from Kerala, India. Unakka Nangu Olarthiyathu is the Malayalam term for Dried Sole Stir-Fry. It is made from Unakka Nangu or dried sole stir-fried in sliced onions and spices, like chili powder, curry leaves, masala, etc. using coconut oil in stir-frying that makes this dish more tasty.

Gesztenyepüré is one of the Hungarian sweets/desserts, referring to Chestnut Puree. It is one of the popular sweets/desserts in Hungary, a "must-try" dessert when in Hungary. It a sweet and creamy dessert made from  pureed chestnuts with sugar and rum, served with whipped cream.