One popular dish in northeast Thailand is called ‘pla som,’ or sour fish, which is made by mixing raw fish, garlic, salt, steamed rice and a pinch of seasoning powder.
Saba, Carnaba or Sarabya as they are called in Philippine various dialects but referring to just one of the same banana variety, is one of more than 80 cultivars in the Philippines which is the main source of banana chips. It is also considered by some people as staple food aside from rice and corn.
Scabby Lesion or “kurikong” as it is known locally, is a serious problem among mango growers in the Philippines. Affected fruits have black scablike lesions on its skin.