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FILIPINO FOOD RECIPE: How To Cook Dinengdeng

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Dinengdeng is a dish of the Ilocano people of the Philippines, similar to pinakbet. It is classified as a bagoong monamon soup based dish. Unlike pinakbet, dinengdeng contains fewer vegetables and contains squash and more bagoong monamon soup base.

  • 1 pc Tilapia, grilled or fried
  • 2 cups malunggay leaves, washed
  • 1 cup kalabasa flower
  • 10 pcs okra, sliced
  • 1 bundle string beans, sliced into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 pieces medium ampalaya, sliced
  • 3 tbsps bagoong isda
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 cups water
Cooking Instructions:

1. Bring water to a boil in a pot and add ginger, onion, and tomato.

2. Simmer for a few minutes and pour bagoong isda.

3. Add okra, string beans and ampalaya. Cook in medium heat for 5 minutes.

4. Put in the kalabasa flower and malunggay leaves, simmer for a minute.

5. Lastly add the grilled fish and serve.

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