Vegetables in Philippine Cuisine… The Tagalog word for “vegetable” is gulay.
Adobong Sitaw by Jeric Travis.
These are yardlong beans cooked adobo style!
Photo by Mayette Garcia of Ginataang Kalabasa at Sitaw.
Ginataan refers to being cooked with coconut milk.
Kalabasa at Sitaw is the Tagalog for Squash and Beans.
Photo of Ginataang Langka (Jackfruit Cooked in Coconut Milk).
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!
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 is a very nutritious Ilonggo dish that’s primarily boiled vegetables with
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.
Photo of Alugbati by Angie Pastor. The alugbati vine has been described
The Tagalog word for ‘eggplant’ is talong. What you see in the
Banana heart chopped and then cooked in gata (coconut milk).