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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Common Filipino Dishes

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio

pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep

encountering on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more pointing,

no more godawful imitations of a language you don't speak.

As an extra to last week's review of Patio Filipino in San Bruno, we figured it was only appropriate to devote this week's installment of Don't Sound Like a Tool to Filipino dishes. Yeah, we all know to pronounce adobo, but what about the ginataang pictured below? Because you know you want to order it.

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We asked Robert Reyes to read off a list of dishes mentioned in the review, as well as a few common Filipino favorites you may see around the area.

Click to hear Reyes pronounce the following Filipino foods:

Dishes Mentioned in the Review
Bangus belly with enselada
Beef caldereta

Crispy pata




Sizzling sisig

Other Classic Dishes

Bicol express

Chicharon bulaklak




Pancit palabok


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