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Bulanglang Recipe
Vegetable Stew with Tofu

This flexible, affordable and easy to prepare dish is popular in rural areas and enjoyed by both landlord and tenants at mealtime. 

kusina ingredients
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 11/2 teaspoons fish paste (bagoong balayan)
  • 1 cup (100 g) butternut squash or pumpkin, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) fresh or frozen fava beans
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1/2 cake (4 oz/125 g) pressed tofu, sliced and fried
  • 1/2 small zucchini (125 g), sliced
  • 5 cups (8 oz/250 g) spinach or water spinach, washed and drained (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

kusina instructions
1 Place the onion, tomato, fish paste, squash and fava beans in a deep saucepan. Add the water, stir and bring to a boil.

2 Add the tofu and zucchini slices, and simmer until the squash and zucchini are tender, about 10 minutes.
3 Add the spinach, if using, and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the leaves are wilted. Season with the salt and serve.

Serves 4 
Preparation time: 25 mins 
Cooking time: 20 mins



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