Kangkong with Bagoong one of the most frugal dishes in the Philippines yet loved by a lot, its a simple blanched water spinach served with sweet style fermented shrimps.
If the Chinese have Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce and the Malaysians have Kailan with Oyster Sauce or Kangkung Belachan, then the Filipinos have this dish Kangkong with Bagoong . Now if you are wondering what Kangkong is? It is a tropical leafy vegetable that is also called Water Spinach, Swamp Cabbage, Water Morning Glory or sometimes Chinese Spinach. In US especially in Florida and Texas this is considered to be a “noxious weed” due to the effect on the locales ecosystem and not because it is toxic. This vegetable is common in South East Asian cuisine and is prepared in numerous ways like the mentioned dishes above or even added in soups.
A relatively easy dish to prepare and can be enjoyed as a side dish to fish and meat dishes.