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Potti/Pooti Olarthiyathu refers to one of the dishes from Kerala, India which is stir-fry cow's intestines (Potti/Pooti). It is made from fresh and thoroughly cleaned cows/ goats or buffalos' intestines with lots of spices and curry leaves. It is usually served very spicy from chopped red chilies.

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.

Pacha Manga Chammanthi refers to one of Kerala's traditional Chutney recipes which is made from raw mangoes that goes well with steamed rice or Kanji (rice gruel/porridge) with newly fried Papad/Papadam. It is made from grated coconut, slices of peeled raw mangoes, ginger, Chumannulli (shallots/pearl onions), Kanthari Mulaku (bird’s eye chillies), salt and Curry leaves which is a must for every dish in Kerala, India.

Puffs are filled pastry or filo/phyllo, flaky pastry served as snacks in Kerala, India. The filo/phyllo, flaky pastry is stuffed or filled with seasoned whole boiled eggs (Egg Puffs), assorted vegetables, meat or fish.

I was actually amazed when I saw these Puffs almost all Bakeries/Bakeshops in Kerala, until I realized that maybe they inherited this recipe from the English conquerors. Puffs are one of the available foods during early mornings for breakfast in Allepey, a district in Kerala since most restaurants are opening late. I am an early riser and I eat breakfast mostly, so i survived my trip with Puffs most of the time by going to an opened Bakeshop/Bakery.

Pancit Habhab refers to one of the many kinds of noodle dish from the Philippines which traditionally served on the piece of banana leaf, drizzled with spicy vinegar and eaten without using the hands nor spoon or fork to put the noodles into the mouth , but directly thru ot to the mouth.

Poffertjes refers to mini or small Dutch puffed or fluffy pancakes drizzled with powdered sugar and traditionally served with hot melted butter.Poffertjes derived its name from the manner they are prepared, where the dough "puffs" up in the special pan when baked/cooked. They are also called Dutch mini puffed pancakes.

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