Labong is a Filipino word for "Bamboo shoot(s)". Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots of many bamboo species from the new bamboo culms that come out of the ground. They are sold in various processed shapes, and are available in fresh, dried, and canned versions.
Labong is usually made into pickles (Atcharang Labong) or as an ingredient in cooking other dishes, like Ginataang Labong.
Below is a picture of prepared fresh Labong in one of the wet markets (Palengke) in Cavite.
Liebesapfel refers to one of the sweet treats (Süßegkeit) available in Germany during festival seasons , partcularly available for sale during Carnivals, very popular in Christmas Night markets (Weinachtsmarkt) and other occassions open to the general public, like in Bremen's Ischa Freimarkt, an almost 990 year old festival every autumn.
Liebesapfel translated in English as "Love Apple" is actually a sugar-coated apple in red color so it will still appear like a fresh apple with a stick handle. Moreover, it is an apple candy made from fresh apple coated in red colored sugar.
In North America , Liebesapfel is known as Candy apple and in France, it is called Pommes d'Amour (Apples of Love)
The picture below is from the Weinachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in Bremen.
Lipoten also known as Liputen is one of the exotic fruits found in the Philippines.
Lipoten fruits are eaten as is when fully ripe, but with a bit of sour and tart taste Lipoten fruits with a deep purple Color when ripe are also made into wine by the residence who have still access to the Lipoten tree, like those living in one of the provinces of the Philippines which is Laguna, particularly in Liliw, Laguna where I personally saw the fruits being sold on the streets and had a privelege of tasting this exotic fruit which is very new to me.
I am so glad, I did this tour in Liliw, Laguna with my Long lost friend whom I havent seen for almost 30 years and enjoyed with her this exotic fruit which we both tasted for the first time. My friend also enjoyed the wine from the fruit while I enjoyed the fruit as is drizzled with a bit of salt.
Below are Pictures of Lipoten fruits sold in the province of Liliw, Laguna in the Philippines
Lomi also called Pancit Lomi is one of the varieties of noodle dishes in the Philippines. Lomi is a thick and hearty soupy noodles much like a thick Sauce cooked with chicken liver, assorted vegetables, like carrots and cabbage and beaten eggs is added, too. Sometimes , it can be cooked with pork meat or shrimps, slices of chorizos , too depending on the recipe to be followed. Every household has their own recipe, very much like cooking the other noodle dishes in the Country.
Lomi is cooked using a special variety of thick fresh noodles locally known as Miki. Lomi is always served with soy sauce and slices of local Philippine lemon called Kalamansi/Calamansi.
Below are Pictures of Lomi or Pancit Lomi which is one of the dishes served in a famous fast food chain in the Philippines called Chowking. I never tried cooking Lomi as this noodles is already made available in this fast food in the Philippines and they cooked their Lomi so good,I could not ask for more
Langos also spelled Lángos refers to a fried dough from Hungary that is served with sweet or savory toppings. It is sometimes referred to as Hungarian pizza. Langos is one of the country's beloved snacks which is served in varieties of ways.
Langos was introduced by the Turks when they occupied Hungary.
It is served hot straight from the frying pan rubbed with garlic butter with sprinkle of salt, with shredded Cheese (Sajt), sour cream (Tejföl) for savory versions and for the sweet version, it is sprinkled with "Zimtzucher" (cinnamon sugar) or confectioner's sugar.
It can be eaten anytime of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner or as a snack.
Langos is pronounced as "laan-gosh". Please see also article entitled Lángos
Personal Note: I have no idea that Langos is from Hungary, all the while I thought that this is a food from Austria as I first tasted it during my 3 months stay in Austria in one of the fairs I have attended. I tasted both the savory version with garlic butter and the other one with a drizzle of confectioner's sugar. I actually bought 2 pieces, I ate the savory one for my lunch while roaming around the fairground and the sweet one, I savored at home with a cup of black coffee. I love Langos and the memories it evokes during my time in Austria
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.