Talong is a Filipino word for Eggplant. Talong is one of the kinds/varieties of vegetables (Gulay) in the Philippines. There are several kinds available in the Country which Ive already seen, not only the violet ones, but rarely found in the wet markets, the green and rounded and the long and green.

In an African shop in Germany, I saw a yellow variety, but what is always available, specially in Turkish and Moroccan Food Shops and  in most local groceries/ shops are the big and oval or oblong.  

 

Talong/Eggplant/Aubergine
These are Eggplants , we call them  in the Philippines Talong. In Germany we call them Aubergine but we have the big rounded variety, This is what we have in the Philippines, the violet one, long and slender variety. Talong is a very versatile vegetable

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