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!
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. 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).
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 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: […]