Top 10 Filipino Vegetable Dishes

Eating vegetables provides health benefits. People who eat more vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.

Filipino vegetable dish are favorites for a reason, they are as delicious as they are healthy! here’s our 10 famous Filipino vegetable we loved and everyone must try when visiting the Philippine Island.

1. Laing

laingLaing is a stewed taro leaves in coconut milk with meat or seafoods and spiced with red hot chilies, ginger, garlic, shallots and shrimp paste. It is a regional Filipino recipe from Bicol region.

2. Pinakbet

pinakbetPinakbet (also called pakbet) is a popular vegetable dish which orignates from nothern part of the Philippines, the Ilocos region. Pinakbet is a stewed mix local vegetables such as bitter melon, eggplant, okra and string beans. It is usually seasoned with shrimp paste (bagoong alamang). Pork is often added for flavor.

3. Ginataang Labong with Saluyot

ginataang labongGinataang Labong With Saluyot (Bamboo Shoots In Coconut Milk With Jute Leaves). In Philippines, one of the most popular dish is ginataáng labóng. There are different versions of ginataang labong according to the availability of ingredients like pork, crablet or shrimp.

4. Ginataang Langka

ginataang langkaGinataang Langka with Pork or Seafoods is a Filipino stew involving young jackfruit and pork or seafoods. These are stewed in coconut milk season with garlic, onion and thai chilie pepper.

5. Tortang Talong

tortang talonbgTortang talong (eggplant omelette), is a Filipino omelette made by pan-frying whole eggplants dipped in an egg mixture. Best served along with spicy calamansi sauce.

6. Ginisang Upo

ginisang upoGinisang upo is a ground pork soup commonly served in the Philippines. The onion, garlic and tomatoes combined with the fish sauce gives it a rather unique taste. Best served up on a cold rainy day.

7. Ginataang Puso ng Saging

puso ng sagingAn indigenous Filipino dish made from banana blossoms, sauteed in garlic and onion and boiled in a rich and creamy coconut, milk, seasoned with pepper and salt. You can also add meat or seafoods.

8. Ginisang Sitaw

ginisang sitawGinisang Sitaw (legumes) is an easy Filipino recipe and quick to make. Sauteed in garlic and onion, you can add other vegetables such as kalabasa (pumpkin) and talong (eggplant). You can also use chicken or pork or any ground meat desired. Simple ingredients needed and budget friendly.

9. Dinengdeng

dinengdengDinengdeng is a vegetable stew from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. The main seasoning in this dish is bagoong (shrimp paste). Leftover fish or unshelled shrimps are often added to be the focus ingredient. Aside from okra and malunggay pods, the following vegetables are among those commonly used in dinengdeng; ampalaya (bittermelon), talong (eggplant), kalabasa (squash), sitaw (string beans), kamatis (tomatoes) and bulaklak ng kalabasa (squash flowers).

10. Ginisang Ampalaya

ginisang amplayaGinisang Ampalaya with Egg is a sauteed bitter melon in garlic, onion, and tomato is another popular dish for Filipinos which is very easy to make, and can be eaten any time of the day with a full heaping of rice. For us Filipinos, Ampalaya is part of our diet.