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Vegetables in Philippine Cuisine… The Tagalog word for “vegetable” is gulay.

  • Sigarilyas
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Photo of Sigarilyas by Angie Pastor.

    Sigarilyas (winged bean) is one of the vegetables mentioned in the popular Filipino folk song Bahay Kubo. It is also known as kalamismis in Tagalog and as parlang or pallang in northern Luzon.

  • Shredded Labong (Bamboo Shoots)
    Posted in: Recipes, Vegetables

    Shredded Labong (Bamboo Shoots). Photo by Angie Pastor.

    Labong is the Tagalog word for “bamboo shoots.”

  • Ampalaya Leaves
    Dahon ng Ampalaya
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Dahon ng Ampalaya (Bitter-Gourd Leaves). Photo by Angie Pastor.

    Can be used in chicken tinola or sauteed with other ingredients, such as with mung beans.

  • Patola... Photo by Angie Pastor.
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Photo by Angie Pastor… Some parts of Canada label it as Chinese okra… PATOLA is a common vegetable in the Philippines. It’s the unripe fruit of the plant having the scientific name Luffa acutangula. Cook it with miswa noodles!

  • Mustasa leaves. Photo by Angie Pastor.
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Photo of mustasa (mustard) leaves by Angie Pastor. Though eaten here and there, mustasa is more famous in the Philippines for being mentioned in the lyrics of the folk song Bahay Kubo.

  • Laswa: nutritious Filipino vegetable dish
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Laswa is a very nutritious Ilonggo dish that’s primarily boiled vegetables with optionally some meat. The Ilocanos of northern Luzon have dinengdeng and pinakbet. The Visayans of the Central Philippines have laswa. It can be called “sinabawang gulay” by Tagalog speakers. Recipe with photos and more details to be added after the website upgrade. Please […]

  • Munggo with Special Bagoong
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Munggo with Special Bagoong. Photo by Rjay Carasco. Munggo (also often spelled monggo) are mung beans. Ginisang Munggo (sauteed mung beans) is a very popular dish in the Philippines. It can be flavored with pork or shrimp, and optionally topped or mixed with some crushed chicharon (pork rinds).

  • Gulay
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Maraming mga tao kung magluto ng mga gulay ay hanggang sa malabog.

    Pagka ang gulay ay sobra ang luto, nagiging labog, hind maayos at nawawala ang kaniyang kulay. Nawawala rin ang kaniyang bitamina.

  • Pakbet with Saluyot Leaves
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Pakbet with Saluyot Leaves by Mommy Shelette. Pinakbet or Pakbet is a popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. Pork is often added for flavor, but it is omitted during Catholic meatless days such as on Holy Week. Therefore, it’s a great dish for Filipinos to enjoy during the Lenten season! Check back soon for a […]

  • Gabi
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Gabi is the plant bearing the scientific name Colocasia esculenta. It is more known in English as taro. Laing is a Bicolano dish whose main ingredient is taro leaves stewed in coconut milk with chilis. Gabi roots are used in recipes for sinigang, particularly sinigang na baboy (pork). Pinalusag na Gabi sa Bicol   MGA SANGKAP: […]