Togi/Wild root starch


Togi is a root vegetable that most Filipinos eat as a form of starch much like eating taro or sweet potato. Believe it or not I could not find any reference for this tuber called “togi” in the Philippines even in the Wikipedia so I will not have an English name for it.

Anyway, it is a staple food for people like the aborigines or natives of the Philippines. Since it grows mostly in the wild but now is being cultivated and the Ilokanos here in Hawaii are the principal growers.

I grow up in my hometown eating this wonderful tuber. It is just like eating taro or “gabi”, starchy, but not sweet. So I always want to add sugar and sometimes grated coconut. It is a wonderful thing to eat for breakfast and healthy too.

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