Kilawing Puso ng Saging is a Filipino recipe that makes use of banana blossoms. The vegetable is sauteed and cooked in vinegar.
Thinly sliced sweet potatoes fried until crisp are a bright and fun take on potato chips. A bit sweet, and very orange, their flavor is perfected with just a sprinkle of Sugar or salt – or chili powder for those who like things spicy.
Okra is such a versatile vegetable. I love having it in curries and stews, or even just steamed or simply sautéed. This one is a dish I grew up with (and hated, but only because it was green!) but now love. The simple flavors of tomato and fish sauce bring out the sweetness in the okra, making it an ideal partner to strongly flavored dishes.
Dinengdeng (also called inabraw) is a dish of the Ilocano people of the Philippines, similar to pinakbet. It is classified as a bagoong soup based dish. Unlike pinakbet, dinengdeng contains fewer vegetables and contains more bagoong soup base.
Hototay is a Chinese soup dish but you’ll find it in the menu of most Filipino restaurants and eateries. Even the sidealk pares stall serves it. That is how much it has become a part of Filipino cuisine. Hototay is a meat-and-vegetable soup made with slivers of pork meat, pork liver, chicken gizzards, dumplings, mushrooms and vegetables in a clear broth garnished with raw eggs.
Ukoy is a simple and flavorful Filipino appetizer. These fritters have a pleasant golden color from the sweet potato and annatto. Ukoy is usually made with unpeeled shrimp and the peel is eaten. You can use peeled shrimp if you prefer. Also spelled okoy.
Bulanglang is a healthy vegetarian dish well known in the Philippines. The manner of preparing it varies in different regions. Very nutritious and an everyday cooking in places, where there is an abundance of local harvest. This is probably the healthiest Filipino soup because of the combination of different kinds of vegetables.