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Thursday, January 28, 2010


Bulanglang is an authentic vegetable recipe in the Philippines. Sometimes, bulanglang dishes are being mistaken as Pinakbet. Bulanglang is much more soupier and includes dark leafy vegetables making it as a healthy and diet friendly recipe. Also, bulanglang is a very flexible dish, meaning you can add or vary the included vegetables on the recipe. Fish is sometimes included on the dish.

Bulanglang Filipino Recipe
Bulanglang Photo Credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kusineronggill/4826129612/

Bulanglang Recipe Recommended Ingredients:

* 2 tablespoons lard
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1/4 cup minced onions
* 1/2 cup red tomatoes, sliced
* 2 cups rice washings
* one medium-sized milkfish sliced crosswise into four pieces
* 1 cup squash, diced
* 1 cup eggplant, diced
* 1 cup ampalaya, sliced into strips
* 1/2 cup malunggay leaves
* 1/2 cup kangkong tops
* 1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped
* 3 tablespoons of bagoong

Bulanglang Cooking Instructions:

1). Use the lard to saute the garlic, onions, tomato and ginger.

2). Add the two cups of rice washings. Bring to a boil.

3). Season with the bagoong, and add the milkfish.

4). Simmer for five minutes and remove the fish.

5). Add the vegetables starting with the squash, which takes the longest to cook. The leafy vegetables should be added last.

6). As soon as the vegetables are done, remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.

Now, you can place the fish on top of the vegetables and serve as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

What is two cups of rice washing? Is it the water that is used to wash rice?

Blogger said...

Yap, that's right!

FilipinoFoodDotCom said...

This is the first I've heard of this, thanks (I was born in America)

As a vying vegan, I appreciate the raising of Philippine vegetable traditions of old towards awareness :) :)

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