Philippino Ingredient Substitutes

  • Achuete, atsuete, 1 tbsp ….. 1/8 tsp. red food coloring or (used in pancit molo) ….. 2 tsp paprika
  • Bulaklak ng saging …. dried lily blossoms available at most Chinese stores
  • Chorizo de Bilbao …. Pepperoni, garlic sausage or oxford sausage
  • Gabi ….. Yam
  • Kalamansi ….. Lime or Lemon
  • Kamias ….. Lemon juice or rhubarb
  • Kangkong …… Watercress or spinach
  • Labanos ….. Red or white radish
  • isua …… Very fine noodles (vermicelli)
  • Singkamas ……. Turnips
  • Talbos ng Ampalaya …… Watercress or spinach
  • Talbos ng sili ….. Spinach

(From a cookbook entitled, ‘Filipino Cooking Here and Abroad’ by Eleanor Laquian and Irene Sobrevinas.)

 

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