The Filipino Vegetable recipes here are your reference for favorites like Lumpia, Chopsuey, Pinakbet and Laing and a whole lot more.
In our household, the vegetable dishes are usually to complement a meat and a seafood course.
They're served as a side rather than a main dish.
Unlike most cooking instructions you will find in continental cuisines, our vegetable recipes are cooked on the 'well-done' side.
We like the vegetables to soak up all the coconut milk in our ginataan dishes, for example, even if people say that nutrients are lost when you overcook the greens.
Some of the common Philippine vegetables used in cooking are kangkong(water spinach), patola(gourd), kalabasa (squash), to name a few.
Better yet, if you want to name most of the vegetables in Filipino cuisine, try the children's song Bahay Kubo...
...which goes like : Singkamas at talong, Sigarilyas at mani, Sitaw, bataw, patani, Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa ...
...At saka meron pang, Labanos, mustasa, Sibuyas, kamatis, Bawang at luya, Sa paligid ligid ...Ay maraming linga (or sesame seed)
We will try to cover most of the vegetables in the song as we go along adding recipes to the site.
Ampalaya con Carne with Oyster Sauce
Sauteed Ampalaya with Beef, Oyster Sauce, Ginger and Star Anise (recipe by Ariel J.)
Talong na Pinirito
Mixed Vegetables in Thick Sauce
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