Saturday, November 15, 2008


The Samalamig or Palamig, from the root word lamig meaning cold, are prepared beverages that contain sago (tapioca pearls) and gulaman (gelatin), and are usually flavored with syrup from a wide variety of fruit extracts. As the name suggests, it is used to refresh and nourish everyone's thirst, especially during the hot Summer season. Usually served in plastic cups and small plastic bags used for ice, this typical Filipino beverage is being sold everywhere and to anyone who wants to satisfy the need to quench their thirst at anytime of the day. In a country filled with junk and low nutrition food, the samalamig provides the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to fill the nutrient deficiencies of the Filipino people. (Source: WikiPilipinas)

But nowadays samalamig aren't limited to sago and gulaman, you're buko juicehas been reinvented with different flavors as shown in the photo with artificial flavors orof taro,


hadv said...

Yum.. my favorite!

jargonwithgestures said...

For some reason, the colors make it even more yummy looking to me. Wow, I didn't know that buko juice now comes in different flavors. Thanks for this tidbit.

Browsing through blogspot led me to your blog. I was born in the Philippines but moved to California. Your posts definitely brings me closer to my childhood home :-)

Anonymous said...

you make my mouth wet sobra! i miss the hepa zone foods talaga.

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