Hunggo with scientific Name Elaeocarpus cumingi is one of the exotic and edible fruits found and eaten in the Philippines. The tree grows up to 30 meters high an enemic species in the country. The fruits are oblong.
I found this fruit being sold outside the Public market of San Pablo City, Laguna together with some other fruits, but by only one vendor. It was unfortunate that I did not dare to try eating the fruit as they are being sold in an open container and flies can land on them. The vendor said it can be eaten as is or with a bit of salt and some buyers cook them as jams.
Hopia refers to one of Philippines bakery products stuffed/filled with sweet mashed beans or a pork mixture. Nowadays, it is also filled with violet colored yam called Ube.
Hopia is Filipino for Laminated pastries . Laminated pastries are those made with puff pastry, or pastry rolled with layers of butter (please see Laminated pastries).
The most popular shape of Hopia is round because anything round is said to be a symbol of good fortune among the Chinese. However, other shapes also came out, like the one on the picture below. Hopia is like a small, local Filipino humble version of Moon cakes that the Chinese serve during the mid-Autumn festival , as Moon cakes are also filled with sweetened crushed beans
Polland Hopia which started in 1966 with a small store in Nueva, Binondo Manila was one of the pioneer Hopia manufacturers in the country and is well known for its aromatic taste. The owner, Mrs. Po had the original recipe straight from Amoy, China and recreated it.
Below are pictures Hopia from a local Bakery/Bakeshop in Laguna, Philippines filled with Mung Beans.
A closer look of the filling or stuffing of Hopia made from sweetened mashed Mung beans, called Munggo/Monggo in Filipino
Below is one of the local Bakeries in San Pablo City, Laguna where I come when I visit my home country, the Philippines to buy my favorite traditional breads, including Hopia. This is where I indulged on my favorite childhood snacks... bread of different kinds
Hakkebof is the Danish word for "Hamburger".
Below is a picture of a Hamburger from one of the small Hamburger shops in my hometown in the Philippines. Hamburger conquers the world
Hiwas is one of the kinds/varieties of fishes found in the Philippines. Hiwas is also called Bilong-Bilong in some provinces in the southern Island of the Country, like in the Province of Iloilo. This popular fish is also called Chabita and Tahas in the country
Hiwas is called Moonfish and Big flat Fish/Sole.