English Tagalog Translation of viand

In english tagalog dictionary, "viand" is "ulam". See more translations below.

viand noun
masarap na pagkain
i came across the word viand in a book of letters written in the 17th century by an Englishwoman resident in Tripoli Libya. She was quoting the word from her dinner hosts who were Moors. Could it be that the word viand was originally moorish or arabic and travelled to Spain with the Moors conquest, then subsequently introduced into the Philippines by the Spanish
Definition / Info: Source:
"Narrative of Ten Years Residence at Tripoli in Africa" (from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul).
First Edition 1817 in London by Henry Colburn
New Impression 1983 by Darf Publishers Co Ltd, London.
Sample usage: boiled rice is preferably accompanied with a viand of fish or meat or vegetable

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