Denengdeng na Labong at Saluyot

Filipino Style Recipe: denengdeng na labong at saluyot is a native ilocano dish from Northern part of Luzon. It is a simple and easy yet healthy vegetable dish consisting of bamboo shoots, jute leaves, bagoong isda boiled until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

500 grams bamboo shoots(labong), sliced
2 bundles jute leaves(saluyot) , trimmed
4 slices milk fish or tilapia(fried or grilled),(optional)
3 tablespoons fermented fish(bagoong isda)
1 onion, chopped
4-6 cups water
salt to taste

Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water then add bamboo shoots. uncover and simmer for at least 40 minutes or until soften. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, dilute bagoong isda in 2 cups hot water, strain and reserve the juice.

Part 3
1. In a pot, boil 4 cups water then add onion.
2. Pour the juice from bagoong isda and simmer for a minute. Remove the scum that rises.
3. Add labong and simmer for 3 minutes. Add jute leaves and fried fish then season with salt.
4. Simmer for a minute then turn off the heat. Serve with steamed rice



Filipino Style Recipe: denengdeng or inabraw is a native ilocano dish similar to pinakbet. It is a tasty yet healthy vegetable dish consisting of different fresh vegetables with bagoong.

Estimated Preparation and Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes. Good for 4-5 persons.

1 cup string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inch
6 pieces okra
1 cup squash(kalabasa), cut in cubes
1 ampalaya(bitter melon), sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger; crushed
3 tablespoons fermented fish(bagoong isda)
1 milk fish or tilapia(fried or grilled), sliced
3 cups water or rice washing
1 cup squash flower(bulaklak ng kalabasa)(optional)
1 cup patani (lima beans)(optional)
1 cup jute leaves(saluyot)(optional)
1 cup malunggay leaves(optional)

1. In a big pot, add water and bring to boil.
2. Add onions, ginger and tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add fermented fish and simmer for another minute.
4. Add vegetables and cook until crisp-tender but not overcooked.
5. Add fried fish. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Remove from heat then serve.

1. You can also use or add other vegetables..