There are three Tagalog words that I associate with the letter K: Kalamansi, Kamias, and Kutsinta.
Kalamansi, also spelled Calamansi, is what we call our small lime. We use it as how we use lemon or lime, but what I truly miss about Kalamansi is squeezing it in iced water. It's a cool refreshing drink. Maybe, I don't search enough, that's why I can't find it here. I know, I know ... I can't even drink it nowadays because it needs a lot of sugar. No sugar for me. Boo!
Kamias is a tropical fruit that I've always connected with my grandparents' yard. There's a Kamias tree inside the five-house compound, and the fruits were always a great snack. No matter how much wrinkles our face got, because of the sourness of the fruit, we still took a bunch and drowned it in salt. Mouth-watering crunchy good! Whew!
Kutsinta is one of my favorite Philippine desserts. It's not too sweet, but the shredded coconut that goes with it gives a whole lot of difference. I love it! Kutsinta can be found at a Filipino mom-n-pop bakery here in California. If only I can eat sweets any time! LOL