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Here's How Some Of Our Favorite Filipino Food Are Made

BRB, mastering the art of lumpia wrapper making.

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Lumpia wrappers are made from a sticky blob of flour, salt, and water and are shaped by doing a sick motion like this, wtf:

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Teach me, sempai.

Balut is made by taking duck eggs and incubating them for, like, 18 days. Then white people can buy some to make viral taste testing videos!

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The embryo will form after about 9 days (which can be seen when the egg is held against a light). When you see a balut with a well developed embryo, that means the incubation period was longer. Also, balut with well developed embryo have smaller yellow stuff because it’s what the embryo feeds on. Yes, they like that part too!

Chicharon is basically pork skin that's been flavored, dried under the sun, deep fried, and made its way to the walls of our arteries!

Betamax are pork/chicken blood on sticks. They're made by pouring the blood in a large, open container and letting it sit there for a few hours before cutting into rectangular pieces and skewering!

It's not rocket science!
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It's not rocket science!

And whoah, why is iskramble colored pink, right?

I mean, not complaining pero why??
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I mean, not complaining pero why??

Here's the answer: RED FOOD COLORING!

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DUH! You'd think it has something to do with iskrambol being strawberry-flavored or something, but it's not. Actually, most iskrambols are flavored with banana extract. And as you know, bananas are technically berries, like strawberries, so yeah, that's it. That's the connection. Trust me, I'm an iskrambol connoisseur.

The "skin" that's been holding longganisa together? Yeahhhh that's actually dried pig intestines LOL.

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So don't go telling me you're disgusted with isaw 'cause you probably had it for breakfast.

Bagoong is made from dilis, water, and lots and lots of salt, and is fermented (ideally) in clay jars for months.

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Why is it color brown, you ask? Well, here's your answer:

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LOOOOOLOLOL.

Bagoong without the food coloring should also look brown-ish, but a bit muted. Sadly, its natural color doesn't fall under society's standards of how bagoong "should look like." UGH.

Salted eggs or itlog na pula are also duck eggs that have been coated in salt and mud. Yes, MUD as in putik, bro.

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The egg will become salty after a few weeks because the salt will permeate the shell through osmosis. SCIENCE!!!

And why is it red, you ask? Well:

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LOL who else grew up thinking there are ducks who lay red eggs? ALL DUCKS CAN LAY "RED" EGGS, MAN. ALL DUCKS ARE EQUAL!!!

The ube jam that the rest of the world is enjoying right now comes from a root crop called purple yam.

Yes, it doesn't need food coloring, bitch.
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Yes, it doesn't need food coloring, bitch.

It's made by putting coconut milk, sugar, and the grated boiled yam over low heat and by continuously mixing it until your arms fall off its socket.

Sundot kulangot isn't actually made from boogers, silly. We all know what booger tastes like (don't lie), and this Baguio delicacy doens't taste like that at all. It's actually made from rice flour, molasses, unicorn tears, and everything nice and sweet.

As for the teeny tiny cute shells sundot kulangot come in, they're actually made from dried shells of a certain palm tree fruit.
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As for the teeny tiny cute shells sundot kulangot come in, they're actually made from dried shells of a certain palm tree fruit.

Tokneneng (or kwek kwek, whatever you want to believe in) are basically just dredged quail eggs dipped in orange batter and deep fried.

Why is it orange, you ask? Well...

JUST KIDDING!!! It's actually annatto powder, or atsuete.

Which is basically nature's own version of food coloring lol.
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Which is basically nature's own version of food coloring lol.

And finally, the layers of sapin-sapin are made by steaming each layer ONE👏BY👏ONE👏 because we are Filipinos and we like laborious stuff!

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And yes, that's food coloring but I'm not gonna hate on it because the colors look so pretty when you look at it from the side. <3

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    FOOD COLORING IS LAYFFF
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    A lot! Thanks for this!
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    Nothing. I knew all of this before lol you should write about something else and stop wasting my time even though nobody forced me to click on this article in the first place.
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    FOOD COLORING IS LAYFFF
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    A lot! Thanks for this!
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    Nothing. I knew all of this before lol you should write about something else and stop wasting my time even though nobody forced me to click on this article in the first place.

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