Luzon District - Tammie Tse 1 LIN 312 Shannon Finch Luzon...

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Fish Sinigang Tammie Tse LIN 312 – Shannon Finch 1 Luzon District/Filipino Cuisine Mini-Grammar A typical day of eating for the Filipinos living in the Luzon District consists of 4 meals: Breakfast at around 6-7 a.m., lunch at around 11 a.m., merienda at around 4-5p.m., and dinner at around 6-7 p.m (Baltazar, 2008). As Americans, this should all sound familiar to our daily eating slots except for the merienda. It is very common in the Filipino culture to have a siesta after they eat lunch. Most adults just rest and take the day easy while they put the children to nap. A merienda takes place after all the children wake up, and you would typically find rice cakes, sweets, and fruits during this meal (Baltazar, 2008). Their other meals may be the same as ours, but they eat different things than what we would consider breakfast/lunch/dinner food. A breakfast for the Filipinos would include rice, eggs and beef. Sometimes, they will have pandesal (hot, sweet bread) with coffee; I suppose this would be similar to our donuts and coffee. Lunch and dinner contains the same kinds of food for them. Both those meals focus on one main dish and a dessert (typically fruits) (Baltazar, 2008). Filipinos are very traditional people; therefore their ways of eating comes with several rules. First off, as
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LIN 312 taught by Professor Shield during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Luzon District - Tammie Tse 1 LIN 312 Shannon Finch Luzon...

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