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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots, sliced (1 used the vacuum packed ones)
  • 1 cup saluyot (jute leaves)
  • 1 pack spinach leaves or any leafy vegetables
  • 1 bunch string beans, sliced
  • 10 pcs okra, sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp bagoong monamon or ground anchovies in oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups rice wash
  • fried fish
  • fish sauce or sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Dilute bagoong in rice wash water then pour into a strainer or muslin cloth over to the pot, press to extract all liquid. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add bamboo shoots then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add okra and string beans then cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and jute leaves and season with fish sauce and pepper then simmer for additional 2 minutes.
  6. Place vegetables on a bowl then top it with fried fish then serve. You can optionally add the fried fish on step 4 to make the soup richer but I prefer a crispy fried fish on the top.
If you find bamboo shoots to be smelly boil it for multiple times at 5 minutes each to get rid of the smell.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2013/10/07/dinengdeng-2/