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what is the origin of the term "LUTONG MAKAW"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    the term "lutong macau" refers to anything preconceived or planned and is bound to occur. the phrase might be from the local experience that macau chinese are known for their style of cooking and restaurants here who promote that cuisine prepares the ingredients even before it is ordered.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Lutong Makaw" is coined from the way the Chinese (Macau) prepared their food in advance. Hence, whenever there is a whitewash or a questionable result or decision in an investigation, people always refer to such as "lutong makaw" meaning that the outcome or decision has long been decided even before the start of an investigation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    macau - a province of china formerly under portuguese that is known as the gambling capital in asia. perception is that people in macau are notorious swindlers, con men, game fixers, etc...

    when pinoy says "lutong makaw", it means that there is someting wrong or unscrupulous with the transaction from the beginning, it means the transaction was "fixed" already before it was started to give way to a "favored" party.

  • 1 decade ago

    I happened to watch a magazine show years ago which featured some of Macau's popular tradition.

    One of those is their restaurant's strategy of attracting diners. They would serve free taste of their specialties on the street, so the would-be diners can choose which restaurant to enter. The street is practically flooded with food and drinks, calling not only legitimate customers, but miron as well, feasting themselves on sumptuous meals for free! (nobody won't force them to enter their resto, anyway!)

    And when somebody ever ask, they would easily get away by saying "am just tasting your food."

    For some it became a habit, embarking themselves to a journey to free dinner!

    So we coined the word lutong makaw there,

    well planned "meal and alibi". Does it make sense?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pre-cooked meals of Macau, China. Ex. Siomai, Siopao,etc...

  • 6 years ago

    Lutong Makaw, yung niluto ng CHINA ang laban sa GILAS Pilipinas

  • 1 decade ago

    "Lutong makaw" means food recipe from macau(china).

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