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.
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.
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.
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.