12 Nov2007

Foreigners often ask me why Filipinos seem to have so few vegetable dishes, probably judging from their experiences at Filipino restaurants, which almost always feature a paltry list of overexposed local dishes such as pinakbet, adobong kangkong, chop suey, ginisang ampalaya, tortang talong, etc. Prior to starting this blog, I was often finding myself nodding in agreement, believing we had a limited list of vegetable dishes and often they featured overcooked and unappetizing looking vegetables. But over the last few years, I have discovered many interesting vegetable dishes and salads and I think our local restaurants have really under-represented this part of the Pinoy cuisine. I find that, in fact, the vast majority of non-city dwellers eat some vegetables nearly every day, in the humblest of soups to the fanciest of dishes. We are, after all, still heavily agriculturally based, so it should come as no surprise that we eat a lot of vegetables. In fact, if you do a cursory listing of vegetables, it would include beans, vines and tendrils, flowers, leaves, greens, herbs, gourds, tubers, parts of trees, in addition to the most common vegetables such as potatoes, onions, carrots, pechay, sitaw, etc.

So my question is, what are your 5 favorite vegetables? And let’s keep them to vegetables that are readily available in the Philippines. I can’t say they are local because so many of our vegetables were introduced during the colonial period and now farms have started raising produce that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago… like nice asparagus, capsicums, broccoli, etc. What are the vegetables that you could eat often, in different types of recipes, and might love even as much or more than meat and fish? What are your five favorite vegetables? Many thanks for your thoughts on this…

 

COMMENTS:

  1. ging says:

    broccoli
    spinach
    eggplants
    corn- baby and mature
    squash- winter and summer

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:17 am

     
  2. khursten says:

    Eggplants
    Talbos ng Sayote
    Ampalaya
    Labanos (Radish)
    Monggo (is this even a vegetable? If not…)
    Kalabasa (Squash)

    You’re right on the restaurant bit. To get a taste of the vegetable life, you really have to go to the provinces. :3

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:22 am

     
  3. Trish says:

    Need to start eating more of my veggies, I must admit! I absolutely love these 5 simple (and cheap veggies) though:

    Okra (in pinakbet or steamed with a good bagoong)

    Eggplant (the small round ones in pinakbet or torta or plain fried, eaten with my favorite Pampanga’s Best tocino)

    Cabbage (in pochero, in nilaga, in lumpia etc etc etc)

    Carrots (whether cooked, fresh or juiced)

    Patola (definitely with misua)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:22 am

     
  4. munchkin mommy says:

    squash (kalabasa & upo), pechay, lettuce, carrots, sayote

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:23 am

     
  5. Rey says:

    parya
    kabatite
    tabungaw
    ugut ite kamote
    sayote

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:24 am

     
  6. Juli says:

    Kalabasa (risotto,soup,stir fry,casseroles,sweets)
    Sitaw
    Talbos (be it kamote, sitaw, sayote)
    Monggo
    Talong

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:34 am

     
  7. Noel says:

    Talbos ng sayote, kamote, & saluyot
    Ampalaya
    Bunga ng malunggay
    Brocolli leaves and flower
    Pechay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:41 am

     
  8. Thelma says:

    Okra (steamed with bagoong)
    Sitaw (sauted with pork)
    Talong (grilled for torta)
    Patola (sauted with crab meat)
    Ampalaya (steamed with bagoong)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:44 am

     
  9. dee bee says:

    1. english spinach
    2. broccoli
    3. eggplant
    4. all the rest fall into this pool

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:46 am

     
  10. Lei says:

    talong
    pechay
    kangkong
    sitaw
    repolyo

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:50 am

     
  11. tulip says:

    Sayote Tops
    Watercress
    Broccoli
    Asparagus
    Polon Chai

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:05 am

     
  12. linda says:

    talbos(all kinds)
    eggplant(ihaw,torta,steamed,salad,etc)
    beans(sitaw or french)
    spinach or all green leafy vegies
    camote(baked,bbq,in springrolls or fresh lumpia,ukoy)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:06 am

     
  13. peterb says:

    kalabasa
    brocolli / gailan
    carrots
    cabbage
    lettuce

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:07 am

     
  14. fried-neurons says:

    Readily available in the Philippines… hmmm… thinking… thinking… back to my childhood…

    pechay
    kangkong
    sayote
    carrots
    sitaw

    If I were to remove the Philippine restriction…

    arugula
    pechay
    spinach
    carrots
    bell peppers (i know these are readily available in the Philippines, but the “local” ones just plain suck)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:14 am

     
  15. Dennis says:

    Malunggay..really!
    Ampalaya
    Talong (eggplant)
    Bean Sprouts (to-ge or is it tau-ge)
    Choy
    I love vegetables, all but brocolli.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:19 am

     
  16. perkycinderella says:

    1) Saluyot
    2) Okra
    3) Alogbati
    4) Kadios
    5) Langka

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:31 am

     
  17. Mags says:

    corn
    broccoli
    mushrooms (any kind)
    eggplants
    monggo

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:35 am

     
  18. siopao says:

    I was raised-up to love veggies so there are lots I like but limited to 5 I’d say:

    pechay
    pako (fern)
    lato or arrosep (seaweed)
    sampaloc leaves and flowers
    kalabasa

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:42 am

     
  19. Duday says:

    okra
    eggplant
    talbos ng kamote
    ampalaya
    langka

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:45 am

     
  20. sierra1 says:

    1. Malunggay
    2. Talong
    3. Sigarilyas
    4. Brocolli
    5. Kalabasa
    6. Mongo
    7. Kamote tops

    Unfortunately for me, I’ve been eating malunggay only when I’m in the province. I’ve never chanced upon fresh-looking malunggay in supermarkets and I rarely go to wet markets for grocery. MM, please do tell if you know of a good source of malunggay that is not you neighbor’s front or backyard :).

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:49 am

     
  21. Pebs says:

    broccoli
    eggplant
    ampalaya (sauteed w/ garlic, onion, tomato, shrimps & egg)
    asparagus
    bell peppers

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:57 am

     
  22. yetski says:

    sigarilyas
    sayote leaves
    kamote leaves
    ampalaya
    malunggay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:05 am

     
  23. acid says:

    polonchay
    chinese brocolli
    taomiao
    watercress
    cabbage

    MM,
    Is tomato a fruit or veggie?

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:13 am

     
  24. Fran Magbual says:

    Broccoli
    Okra
    Eggplant
    Pumpkin Tips
    Cabbage

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:17 am

     
  25. erleen says:

    Sayote
    Repolyo
    Kalabasa
    Upo
    ampalaya (college nako natutong kumain nito)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:36 am

     
  26. millet says:

    1. patola
    2. corn
    3. ubod (hearts of palm)
    4. broccoli
    5. kangkong (water spinach)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:37 am

     
  27. miZzY says:

    Bunga at Dahon ng Malunggay
    Bunga at Dahon ng Ampalaya
    Sitaw
    Bunga at Dahon ng Sayote
    Kalabasa
    Talong
    Sigarilyas
    Alugbati
    Pechay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:41 am

     
  28. meekerz says:

    kangkong or water cress in nilaga or sinigang
    kalabasa
    broccoli
    kamote
    potato

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:50 am

     
  29. bengski says:

    Ampalaya
    okra
    spinach
    brocolli
    kalabasa

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:57 am

     
  30. Anne says:

    eggplant
    okra
    mushroom
    asparagus
    tomato (is this a fruit or a veggie?)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:04 pm

     
  31. blue says:

    brocolli
    camote tops
    squash
    ampalaya
    string beans

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:12 pm

     
  32. Gia Mayol says:

    carrots
    corn
    cauliflower
    okra
    eggplan

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:16 pm

     
  33. leira says:

    corn
    green peas
    potato
    baguio beans
    singkamas

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:18 pm

     
  34. aggie says:

    squash
    carrots
    corn
    potato
    eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:20 pm

     
  35. sam says:

    hello, MM.

    malunggay
    okra
    talong
    fiddlehead in the rainy season
    kabute (foraged, not farmed)
    the list can go on….

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:22 pm

     
  36. sam says:

    hello, MM.

    malunggay
    okra
    talong
    fiddlehead in the rainy season
    kabute (foraged, not farmed)
    the list could go on….

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:23 pm

     
  37. sam says:

    ampalaya shoots
    squash flowers
    cassava shoots.

    my laptop’s on a fritz.. posting once, twice, then tihs.
    readers, sorry for the glitch! ;(

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:25 pm

     
  38. jem says:

    hmmm… top in my list:
    – green papaya
    – ampalaya
    – kangkong
    – string beans
    – cabbage
    then all other veggies except okra

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:27 pm

     
  39. Joni says:

    Mga Paboritong Gulay na Pinoy:
    1. Kalabasa (Squash) – Usually in the form of a soup.
    2. Talong (Eggplant) – Kahit anong luto, basta masarap.
    3. Puso ng Saging (Banana Blossoms) – In Kare Kare.
    4. Ube (Purple Yam) – Ube Halaya.
    5. Kamoteng Kahoy (Cassava) – Cassava cake.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:28 pm

     
  40. leila antonio says:

    1. eggplant
    2. sitao
    3. brocolli
    4. baguio beans
    5. ampalaya – leaves and fruit

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:29 pm

     
  41. bonggamom says:

    Monggo
    Kangkong
    Sweet corn
    Cabbage
    Carrots

    Yum!

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:33 pm

     
  42. tulipfleurs says:

    1. bok choy
    2. yellow crooked necked squash
    3. zucchini
    4. artichokes
    5. potatoes (for fries & chips!) :-)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:35 pm

     
  43. Em Dy says:

    1. Kalabasa
    2. Talong
    3. Sweet Corn
    4. Kamote
    5. Potatoes

    Nov 12, 2007 | 12:52 pm

     
  44. Blaise says:

    1. eggplant
    2. potatoes
    3. cabbage / lettuce
    3. onion (is that considered a vegetable)
    4. garlic (another vegetable?)
    5. are herbs vegetables? (especially the strong ones like parsley, basil, etc.)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:14 pm

     
  45. charmaine says:

    1. carrots
    2. mushrooms
    3. lettuce
    4. talong
    5. potato

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:29 pm

     
  46. chunky says:

    1.POTATOES! siyempre naman….super-versatile
    2.Carrots
    3.Kangkong
    4.Kalabasa
    5.Ampalaya

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:31 pm

     
  47. Lani says:

    1. potato
    2. carrots
    3. young corn
    4. sitaw
    5. pechay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:43 pm

     
  48. Nina says:

    My 5 favourite vegetables are:
    1. puso ng saging (yung green ang balat hindi yung pula, sa kare-kare)
    2. ubod ng coconut (sa sariwang lumpia)
    3. sigarillas (sa sinigang o sa gata)
    4. eggplant (sa torta)
    5. okra (steamed lang na may bagoong balayan at kalamansi).

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:43 pm

     
  49. Lenlen S. says:

    Kalabasa
    Ampalaya
    Broccoli
    Asparagus
    Metal (joke lang ) Metalbos – ng Kamote, Sayote etc.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:45 pm

     
  50. cupcakediva says:

    1. Sigarillas
    2. Kangkong
    3. Garlic
    4. Monggo
    5. Mushrooms

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:46 pm

     
  51. Queen B says:

    potato
    squash
    ampalaya
    lettuce
    cauliflower

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:46 pm

     
  52. whit says:

    broccoli
    cauliflower
    mongo beans
    mushrooms
    eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:50 pm

     
  53. RobKSA says:

    Ampalaya (dahon at bunga), kangkong, brocolli, okra and eggplant.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:50 pm

     
  54. raine says:

    kangkong, carrots, gabi leaves(for laing), mustasa and talong.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:19 pm

     
  55. marz says:

    malunggay, ampalayaa, sayote, kalabasa, sigarilyas

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:26 pm

     
  56. ching says:

    talong, okra, mongo, kalabasa, ubod :)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:30 pm

     
  57. pinkfish says:

    malunggay, kalabasa, kalabasa flower, talong, puso ng saging

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:32 pm

     
  58. Ley says:

    kangkong
    malunggay
    mongo
    baguio beans
    broccoli

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:42 pm

     
  59. Jen Tan says:

    hey MM ..mine are:

    carrots
    eggplant
    broccoli
    cabbage
    okra

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:46 pm

     
  60. Mel Wood says:

    ampalaya
    talong
    kamatis
    sitaw
    habitsuelas

    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:51 pm

     
  61. zeph says:

    kamote tops, pako, katuray flowers, lettuce, carrots

    Nov 12, 2007 | 3:14 pm

     
  62. chad says:

    white corn (yes, vegetable in some dishes for me)
    talbos ng sayote/chayote
    cauliflower
    mushrooms
    gabi

    Nov 12, 2007 | 3:22 pm

     
  63. iya says:

    1. eggplant
    2. kangkong
    3. ampalaya
    4. potato
    5. malunggay (leaves and fruit)
    :)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 3:45 pm

     
  64. Fabian M says:

    Okra, Lato, Cucumbers, Garlic, Monggo

    Nov 12, 2007 | 3:54 pm

     
  65. john paul sarabia says:

    brocolli
    carrots
    spinach
    lettuce
    cabbage

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:00 pm

     
  66. alicia says:

    1. broccoli
    2. Baguio beans
    3. cauliflower
    4 kangkong
    5.eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:02 pm

     
  67. fely barcelon says:

    my favoriteS:
    1. kalabasa
    2. sitaw
    3. patola
    4. ampalaya
    5. lettuce

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:03 pm

     
  68. elaine says:

    My top faves:
    1. Ampalaya
    2. Kankong
    3. Talbos ng Kamote (steamed with bagoong and patis!)
    4. Pechay
    5. Saluyot leaves

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:07 pm

     
  69. edel says:

    1. alugbati
    2. spinach
    3. bataw
    4. pako
    5. baguio beans

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:18 pm

     
  70. bernadette says:

    alukbati
    togue
    kalabasa
    talong
    pako

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:21 pm

     
  71. Monk says:

    Nobody mentioned tomatoes except one. This isn’t considered a veggie??

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:24 pm

     
  72. ragamuffin girl says:

    oh boy this is gonna be more than 5…

    kalabasa, including the flowers
    talbos ng kamote and fiddlehead ad anything that goes in a salad with suka at kamatis
    kangkong and spinach
    anything that goes with gata like talong, okra, sigarillas
    broccoli, cauliflower
    asparagus
    artichokes- but are they available locally?

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:02 pm

     
  73. mrs m says:

    kalabasa, ampalaya, sigarillas, bitchuelas/patani, okra

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:03 pm

     
  74. rhea says:

    kalabasa, ampalaya, pechay tagalog, okra, talong ….at marami pang iba.;)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:07 pm

     
  75. Roberto Vicencio says:

    camote tops
    broccoli
    kangkong
    monggo/togue
    green beans (long ones)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:07 pm

     
  76. mardie c",) says:

    > okra
    > alugbati (pinoy version of spinach but i love our version best)
    > broccoli
    > bokchoy
    > asparagus
    > string beans

    —correct me if im wrong, but isnt tomato a fruit not a veggie?

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:08 pm

     
  77. ratacutie says:

    saluyot
    alugbati
    okra
    tambo
    puso ng saging

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:26 pm

     
  78. wendy says:

    talbos ng kamote
    baguio beans
    sitao
    pechay
    kangkong (preferably crispy)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:27 pm

     
  79. edee says:

    okra
    talbos ng kamote, kangkong
    malunggay
    monggo
    sigarilyas
    talong

    at miss namiss ko na dahil wala dito except for monggo and talong….

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:32 pm

     
  80. Doddie from Korea says:

    Tomato is technically a fruit but is used as a vegetable in most countries except Korea where the tomato is served as dessert (as a fruit).

    1. malunggay
    2. talong
    3. okra
    4. kangkong
    5. langka (green kind)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:36 pm

     
  81. Fred says:

    Tomato
    Eggplant
    Spinach
    Cucumber
    Brocolli

    Nov 12, 2007 | 5:44 pm

     
  82. jane says:

    talong
    malunggay (fruit/leaves)
    camote tops
    saluyot
    ampalaya (fruit/leaves)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:06 pm

     
  83. zena says:

    Wow! Getting lots of comments/replies, this one. =)

    Corn!!! Chunky chowder with dahon ng sili
    Okra!! boiled/steamed with burong isda (made at home)
    Eggplant!! inihaw or with egg
    Brocolli florettes and stalks! cooked any which way
    Potato! fries, hash, in nilaga, baked, mashed

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:08 pm

     
  84. z says:

    mushrooms
    asparagus
    brocolli
    kangkong
    potatoes

    and another “vegetable”, tomatoes

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:21 pm

     
  85. titashi says:

    brocolli
    kangkong
    talong
    patatas
    carrots

    next can be…
    gabi leaves (because my mom used to cook this as laing every sunday)
    okra
    sitaw
    repolyo
    pechay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:22 pm

     
  86. Jaja says:

    mine would be…

    kalabasa
    carrots
    brocolli
    potatoes
    eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:41 pm

     
  87. Risa says:

    Mine are:
    hilaw na papaya
    pako
    malunggay
    pechay
    bulaklak ng kalabasa

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:54 pm

     
  88. nikka says:

    - talong
    – kang-kong
    – malunggay
    – togue/munggo
    – gata (is that a vegtable?)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 6:59 pm

     
  89. Trina says:

    - okra
    – ampalaya
    – kangkong
    – pechay
    – lettuce/cabbage

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:05 pm

     
  90. Ellen says:

    *eggplant
    *kangkong
    *tomato (although this is classified as fruit)
    *pechay
    *sitaw

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:32 pm

     
  91. Catalina says:

    asparagus
    broccoli/cauliflower
    green papaya
    patola
    talbos (sili, ampalaya, sitaw)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:37 pm

     
  92. maricris says:

    1. squash
    2. eggplant
    3. mongo
    4. sayote
    5. sitaw

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:38 pm

     
  93. DADD-F says:

    1. carrots
    2. eggplant
    3. stringbeans
    4. kangkong, talbos ng kamote,ampalaya and sili
    5. broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, cauliflower

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:53 pm

     
  94. husbandofnang says:

    kalabasa
    okra
    sitaw
    talbos ng kamote
    cauliflower

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:02 pm

     
  95. rhea says:

    btw, can we consider mushroom a vegetable? di po ba its a fungi? Kasi po, I read some of the entries but I guess, okey lang naman yun, di po ba?And it’s a good alternative to meat!!!Yum!

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:18 pm

     
  96. suzette says:

    1. asparagus
    2. broccoli
    3. young corn
    4. mushrooms
    5. ampalaya
    what are yours mm?

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:20 pm

     
  97. Raneli says:

    Veggies galore:
    1.pechay
    2.kangkong
    3.Tokwa
    4.kalabasa
    5.Ampalaya leaves

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:39 pm

     
  98. Mangaranon says:

    Eggplant
    Ampalaya
    Kangkong
    Langka
    Alogbati

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:40 pm

     
  99. Ruth says:

    alogbati
    eggplant
    ubad
    mongo sprout
    kalabasa

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:41 pm

     
  100. tei says:

    okra
    potato
    cabbage
    monggo
    kangkong

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:45 pm

     
  101. mikel says:

    green beans, endives, bok choy, cour de sucrine(french lettuce for salads,dunno in english..), rocquet

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:15 pm

     
  102. mikel says:

    oops sorry. didn’t notice at first that veg. should be readily avail. in phil. so i add cauliflower & eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:18 pm

     
  103. lisa says:

    malunggay
    okra
    kalabasa
    eggplants
    pechay

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:20 pm

     
  104. pietra says:

    potato
    carrots
    corn
    mushrooms
    monggo

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:34 pm

     
  105. dhanggit says:

    kangkong, spinach,carrots,amplaya,puso ng saging

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:48 pm

     
  106. Anna says:

    KANGKONG
    pechay
    broccoli
    spinach
    cabbage

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:00 pm

     
  107. Onie says:

    any kind of talbos
    pechay
    carrots
    eggplants
    asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:03 pm

     
  108. chick says:

    i dont really like veggies.. the only veggies na nakakain ko are:
    – lettuce
    – kangkong (if its in sinigang)
    – squash
    – sayote
    – broccoli

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:03 pm

     
  109. Erlinda says:

    1. Patatas
    2. Repolyo
    3. Toge
    4. Sitaw
    5. green peppers

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:15 pm

     
  110. Sandy says:

    Kangkong
    Pechay
    Ampalaya
    Dahon ng mustasa
    Arugula

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:22 pm

     
  111. p says:

    in no particular order

    kamote tops
    spinach/kang kong
    celery
    yellow pepper
    togue

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:42 pm

     
  112. Ebba Myra says:

    Hay… bakit 5 lang, dami kong favorite eh…

    1. Kangkong
    2. Pako
    3. Malunggay
    4. Talbos ng Kamote
    5. Ubod

    etc. etc.. heheh. Ang nabibili naming fresh dito sa Houston: Chinese Kangkong, Talbos and once in a while Malunggay. Yung ubod – de lata at yung pako, wala pa akong nakikita rito since pagdating ko year 1979.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:56 pm

     
  113. charmaine says:

    1. sitaw
    2. ampalaya
    3. eggplant
    4. sayote
    5. monggo

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:03 pm

     
  114. allen says:

    1. eggplant (fried – sliced or patties, baked, in salads)
    2. squash (soup, roasted, okoy, in cakes)
    3. potato (baked, soup, salad, fried)
    4. beans (soup, salad)
    5. kangkong (salad, sinigang!, guisado)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:03 pm

     
  115. Markee says:

    1.kalabasa
    2.patatas
    3.sili
    4.kangkong
    5.eggplant

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:05 pm

     
  116. tulipfleurs says:

    Ooops . . . I forgot to say that I don’t live in the Philippines but the veggies that I did list earlier are “readily available” here in the states except for the artichokes which are seasonal.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:20 pm

     
  117. Susan says:

    talong
    okra
    ampalaya
    sitaw
    saluyot
    Now I can make a pinakbet..

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:55 pm

     
  118. jdawgg says:

    Hey MarketMan,

    All of the vegetables that can go into “PINAKBET”. Heck I might as well sing “Bahay Kubo” all the vegetable that are in that song sounds like pinakbet. Like I’ve mentioned to you on my comment when you had the “PINAKBET” as a topic. It should be Filipino’s National Dish. Since Adobo didn’t come in the picture until the Spanish decided divide and conquer the entire Philippine Islands and change everyone’s last name. Look out now, Spanish might make a come back and repossess their last name and endup with a last name “Kamukhang Puwet”. Ha ha :-)

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:09 am

     
  119. jdawgg says:

    Hey MarketMan,

    All of the vegetables that can go into “PINAKBET”. Heck I might as well sing “Bahay Kubo” all the vegetable that are in that song sounds like pinakbet. Like I’ve mentioned to you on my comment when you had the “PINAKBET” as a topic. It should be Filipino’s National Dish. Since Adobo didn’t come in the picture until the Spanish decided to divide and conquer the entire Philippine Islands and change everyone’s last name. Look out now, Spanish might make a come back and repossess their last name and endup with a last name “Kamukhang Puwet”. Ha ha :-)

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:10 am

     
  120. noemi says:

    dahon nsili
    saluyot
    talong
    ampalaya
    kangkung

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:56 am

     
  121. jo says:

    Talong
    Kalabasa
    Monggo
    Mushrooms
    Baguio beans

    I will eat any vegestables prepared in any way with lots of rice of course.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 1:03 am

     
  122. willy says:

    Sitaw (including sitaw shoots)
    Ampalaya (including ampalaya shoots)
    Munggo
    Brocolli
    Petchay

    Nov 13, 2007 | 3:06 am

     
  123. Marichu says:

    Talong
    Katuray
    Kalabasa
    Saluyot
    Bamboo shoot

    Nov 13, 2007 | 3:16 am

     
  124. dhayL says:

    I’m pretty good with my vegies, but I guess my top 5’s are:
    broccoli
    green beans
    repolyo
    pechay
    kangkong

    Nov 13, 2007 | 3:43 am

     
  125. kiwipino says:

    talong
    kabute (as per Sam’s, foraged not farmed)
    ampalaya
    talbos ng kahit ano
    kadyos (sa nilagang baboy)

    Nov 13, 2007 | 4:19 am

     
  126. acmr says:

    talong
    kangkong
    toge
    labanos
    pechay

    Nov 13, 2007 | 4:31 am

     
  127. sonia says:

    camote tops
    eggplants
    ampalaya
    string beans
    puso ng saging

    Nov 13, 2007 | 4:39 am

     
  128. alilay says:

    any kind of talbos
    okra
    squash
    ampalaya
    labong

    Nov 13, 2007 | 5:08 am

     
  129. Lou says:

    camote tops or tubers
    malunggay
    squash
    bittermelon
    eggplant

    Nov 13, 2007 | 5:31 am

     
  130. Sofia says:

    1.Onion and garlic
    2.Potatos
    3.Red,Green,Yellow and Orange pepper
    4.Carrots
    5.Ampalaya

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:16 am

     
  131. palengkera says:

    1. Sigarilyas
    2. Dahon ng Ampalaya, Dahon ng Sili
    3. Kabute or any edible mushroom – I know this is not a vegetable (heheeh!)
    4. Pako (edible ferns), Talbos ng Kamote or Sayote
    5. Potatoes, Carrots
    6. Pechay,Singkang,Spinach
    7. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Sugar snap peas

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:28 am

     
  132. aggy says:

    garlic
    green beans
    zucchini
    corn
    sweet potato

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:48 am

     
  133. brownedgnat says:

    Tough one. I love almost all the veggies but these are on top of my list:

    1) cabbage
    2) Blue Lake Pole Beans
    3) Escarole
    4) Kohlrabi
    5) Beets

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:54 am

     
  134. asunta says:

    1. tomato
    2. brocolli
    3. any kind of mushroom
    4. malunggay
    5. lettuce
    6. alugbati

    sorry had to do 6.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 7:21 am

     
  135. J Co says:

    top 5 faves:
    1. kalabasa
    2. kangkong
    3. sitaw
    4. sayote
    5. ampalaya

    Nov 13, 2007 | 8:13 am

     
  136. Ted says:

    1. ubod (heart of palm)
    2. labanos
    3. sayote
    4. upo
    5. bitswelas (snap peas)

    Nov 13, 2007 | 8:24 am

     
  137. aiko says:

    all leafy veggie, kamatis、bean sprout, sayote,dahon ng gabi(laing)hmmmm yummy

    Nov 13, 2007 | 8:33 am

     
  138. NYCMama says:

    1. sigarilyas
    2. ampalaya
    3. repolyo
    4. kangkong
    5. ubod

    Nov 13, 2007 | 8:59 am

     
  139. consol says:

    sorry cannot follow your directions kasi dami eh:

    1. carrots [what's up doc? :-)]
    2. romaine lettuce
    3. corn
    4. pechay baguio
    5. cauliflower
    6. patatas
    7. okra
    8. eggplant
    9. black olives (the canned type)
    10. kangkong

    Nov 13, 2007 | 9:03 am

     
  140. consol says:

    oh and mushrooms! any kind!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 9:04 am

     
  141. carina says:

    talong
    sitaw
    repolyo
    mushroom
    talbos ng kamote

    Nov 13, 2007 | 9:08 am

     
  142. Lissa says:

    Just 5? = ) In no particular order — Chinese broccoli, tomiao, talbos ng kamote, mushrooms, Baguio beans

    Nov 13, 2007 | 9:15 am

     
  143. eric says:

    I luv veggies but here are my top list;
    1. ampalaya
    2. kalabasa
    3. okra
    4. carrots
    5. talong

    Nov 13, 2007 | 10:39 am

     
  144. sonny sj says:

    patola
    okra
    ampalaya
    asparagus
    broccoli

    Nov 13, 2007 | 11:21 am

     
  145. mylene keane says:

    5 vegetables I like raw:
    Carrots, arugulla, salad lettuce, celery, cabbage for slaw

    5 vegetables I like sauteed or grilled:
    eggplant or zucchini, okrah, asparagus, capsicums, red potatoes

    5 vegetables I like with soup or cooked in vinegar:
    pechay, banana blossoms, togue long, brocolli, mini ampalaya

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:29 pm

     
  146. gretel says:

    all vegies are my fav, but it depends on how u cook the vegies..

    Nov 13, 2007 | 1:44 pm

     
  147. angela says:

    1. ampalaya
    2. talbos ng sayote/kamote/kangkong
    3. sitaw
    4. malunggay
    5. kabute

    Nov 13, 2007 | 2:31 pm

     
  148. myra says:

    Bahay kubo!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 5:03 pm

     
  149. choy says:

    1. pipino
    2. ampalaya
    3. talbos ng kamote
    4. okra
    5. kangkong

    i like them usually raw with a vinaigrette dressing or steamed/blanched with a sawsawan of bagoong balayan, kalamansi & chilies. plus a heaping bowl of hot rice=happiness!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:15 pm

     
  150. deanne says:

    kangkong (esp chinese kangkong – so crispy!)
    broccoli (leaves and flowers)
    okra
    pepper (any color!)
    asparagus

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:44 pm

     
  151. panache says:

    eggplant
    bell pepper
    ampalaya
    carrots
    kalabasa

    Nov 13, 2007 | 7:41 pm

     
  152. brenda says:

    kangkong
    pechay
    kalabasa
    talong
    labanos

    Nov 13, 2007 | 11:49 pm

     
  153. Yuan says:

    kangkong
    ampalaya
    broccoli
    cauliflower
    mais

    Nov 14, 2007 | 8:32 am

     
  154. xiao li says:

    kangkong
    pipino
    talong
    pechay
    okra

    Nov 14, 2007 | 11:33 am

     
  155. lace. says:

    broccoli
    spinach
    asparagus
    water spinach (kangkong)
    squash

    Nov 14, 2007 | 12:45 pm

     
  156. ohmycaptain says:

    I love:
    spinach
    ampalaya
    kalabasa
    togue
    talong

    Nov 14, 2007 | 5:02 pm

     
  157. farrah says:

    malunggay (both leaves and fruit)
    eggplant (the long, thin pinakbet material)
    patola (the kind with sharp, protruding sides, not patolang kastila)
    okra
    green papaya

    Feb 19, 2008 | 7:14 pm

     
  158. enna says:

    1.squash
    2.okra
    3. sigarilyas
    4. carrots
    5. spinach

    Mar 7, 2008 | 6:23 am

     
  159. t2marc says:

    kangkong, pechay, malunggay, squash & okra

    May 6, 2008 | 10:11 pm

     
  160. thyna says:

    for me the best vegetable are;
    (1)kalabasa
    (2)okra
    (3)couliflower
    (4)brocolli
    (5)sitaw

    Jun 2, 2008 | 10:58 am

     
  161. bulongoy says:

    1) katuray blossom

    2) root of the ube

    3) banana blossom

    4) batao

    5) togui

    Jun 19, 2008 | 1:04 pm

     
  162. nj says:

    I am including vegetables and other plant ingredients in vegetable dishes (I cannot name only 5):

    talong, okra, ampalaya, malunggay, labong, monggo, kadios, batwan, tamarind (souring agent), string beans, pechay, kamatis, garlic, onions, banana blossoms, gabi, gabi leaves, coconut milk, sili leaves, sili, corn, young corn, sayote, saluyot, unripened papaya, kamote, kamote leaves, kangkong, takway, saba na saging, squash, patola, unripened langka.

    Apr 20, 2009 | 9:46 am

     
  163. melody says:

    i love our local veg so as the sosy veggies but i love to eat the ampalaya with egg and bagoong sa breakfast. but most i love to eat kalabasa, may it viand or sauce or my favorite desserts. . .

    Jul 23, 2009 | 5:51 pm

     
 

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