🌊🍲 Dive into a delicious bowl of Ginisang Upo with Halaan! 🥄🍤 This Filipino dish is perfect for any vegetable and seafood lover! 🌿🧅🌶️ #GinisangUpo #Halaan #FilipinoFood 🇵🇭🍴 Ginisang Upo with Halaan is a classic Filipino dish of sauteed bottle gourd and clams. A nutritious and flavourful meal
Ginisang Upo is a classic Filipino dish that features tender bottle gourd, or upo that is sauteed with garlic, onions and tomatoes. Typically cooked with fatty pork cubes, shrimps or sardines, this dish is a favourite in many Filipino households, as it is easy to make and packed with delicious flavours. It is a staple dish in many Filipino homes and is often served as a budget friendly comfort food.
Upo, or bottle gourd, is a common vegetable in the Philippines and is often used in Filipino cooking. Halaan, or Manila clams, are also widely available in the Philippines and are a popular ingredient in some Filipino seafood dishes. We rarely see these two ingredients together as most sauteed vegetable dishes in the Philippines uses pork as its primary choice of protein, it is cooked on some Filipino households but not as a sauteed vegetable but as a soup. Today we are combining these two ingredients creating this wonderful dish we have today, can’t see a recipe of this online so I can call this an Ang Sarap Original, it is definitely much tastier variety of Ginisang Upo, with the mild briny seafood flavour fusing together with the sweetness, acidity, and umami flavours of tomato and the mild and slightly sweet flavour of bottle gourd, this is a match made in heaven, a dish that is bursting with flavours and nutritious.