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Recycle, Eat and Love Dinengdeng

Every once in a while in this busy city, there's always something I crave for. Something I can't just ignore. And always fell in love with.

Have you heard of Dinengdeng?

Yes, this is definitely 'it'. Not just recently but everytime I visit my hometown -- Ilocos, I always ask everyone for this.

eggplant with lima beans

Well, this is an Ilokano Food that is soup-based from bagoong and vegetables, similar to Pinakbet. Usually when eating bagnet or lechon kawali, grilled pork chops or any meat dish, the presence of Dinengneng is a must for the Ilokanos or maybe vegans too.

gourds with moringa oleifera (malunggay) and ground beef

You can have plenty of vegetable selections from calabaza, sabunganay (squash blossoms), kabatiti and tabungaw (gourds), tarong (eggplant), patani (lima beans), parya (bitter melon), utong (cowpea), marunggi/malunggay (moringa oleifera) and its fruit and many other green and yellow vegetables that you may want to experiment.

*Ilokano vegetable names with English/familiar words on italics.

gourds with kardis (kadios, pigeon peas)

Recycle and Eat. Actually, if there's meat leftovers or fish from your previous meals, you can recycle them by adding them as a main ingredient to this delicious dinengdeng instead. For vegans, you may not opt to do this.

Indeed, Dinengdeng is another pride of Ilocanos served for the stomach.


Malditang "Kura"cha said...

Ah dinengdeng pala ang tawag dun. sa bahay kasi, Bulanlang. Whatever it is, I agree na super sarap siya. Minsan we use left over fried fish. Super sarap. You can never go wrong with bagoong. Sorry na lang sa allergic. hihihih!

pusang kalye said...

oi--gusto ko mas masarap yan kung isda ang kasama.alam mo yung parang danggit na bangus na inihaw tas isama mo dayn>:D

ardee sean said...

@Malditang "Kura"cha: bulanlang? sang place kau? yup bagoong, i like.. :P

ardee sean said...

@pusang kalye: tama.. pwedeng-pwede yan.. i also prefer fish.. pritong bangus sakin ;)

lakwatsera de primera said...

Parang pinakbet nga, hope to try the authentic Dinengdeng in Ilocos.

Traveliztera said...

Nakakamiss naman yan! <3

ardee sean said...

@lakwatsera de primera: you should try it, charap :P

ardee sean said...

@Traveliztera: kakamiss talga.. ;)