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Guisadong Upo

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Guisadong upo is one of the sautéed vegetable dishes popular in Philippines more commonly on provinces where bottle gourds are abundant. This cheap and simple dish usually is made out of 3 main ingredients which are pork, bottle gourd and tomatoes.


  • 250 g Pork belly, sliced into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 big bottle gourd (about 15 inches in length), sliced 1 cm thick and 5 cm wide
  • 2 pcs medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • oil
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pepper


  1. Fry Pork belly in oil until crispy
  2. Add garlic and onion cook until onion is nearly transparent
  3. Add chopped tomatoes cook for 2 minutes
  4. Add the sliced bottle gourd
  5. Stir fry for 2 minutes
  6. Add chicken stock, salt and sugar and simmer for 8 minutes
  7. Season with pepper and serve