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Dinengdeng ni Gabriela Silang
by Sa Hapag ng Mga Bayani

GMA News TV presents “Sa Hapag ng mga Bayani,” a two-part feature on the traditional dishes once enjoyed by our national heroes. Hosted by Youth Ambassador for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Dingdong Dantes, the special uncovers the stories behind select heirloom recipes from significant periods in our nation’s history.

Dinengdeng is a known vegetable dish to Ilocanos, and the Ilokana hero Gabriela Silang is famous in their place for cooking this dish. This is the original recipe of Gabriela.

kusina ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bagoong
  • Eggplant
  • Saluyot leaves
  • Katuray flowers
  • Malunggay leaves
  • Ampalaya leaves
  • Shellfish or halaan
kusina instructions

1. Boil the chopped sweet potatoes in a pot and then season with bagoong alamang when the sweet potato is nearly cooked.

2. Add the eggplant and saluyot leaves to thicken the sauce.

3. Add the katuray flowers, malunggay leaves and ampalaya leaves.

4. Add some shelfish or halaan for added flavor.

5. Once the soup boils, serve dish immediately.



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