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What is Plate in Tagalog? History, Types, Styles, and Materials

What is Plate in Tagalog? History, Types, Styles, and Materials

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A plate in Tagalog is called “plato” or “pinggan,” a specific type of dish where we put solid food. Technically, a dish can be anything that we put our food (solid or liquid) for serving or eating. However, there is no direct Tagalog translation for dishes and Filipinos use terms such as mangkok (bowl) and tasa (cup). A dishwasher in Tagalog is called “taga hugas ng pinggan,” where”hugas” means “to wash.” The exact origin of plates is not well-documented but is assumed that early humans used leaves, large leaves, or flat stones as makeshift plates to hold and serve food. In ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, people used various materials for plates, including clay, wood, and metal. These plates were often simple and utilitarian in design. Meanwhil...