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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. 

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

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