Philippines – Utan Bisaya

Courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy

Have you ever heard of Utan Bisaya? It’s a tasty Filipino veggie dish that is packed with loads of healthy stuff — perfect for National Nutrition Month!

  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced
  • 10 pieces okra
  • 2 thumbs ginger, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, wedged
  • 5 scallions, sliced
  • 1½ cups spinach or alugbati
  • 1½ cup calabaza squash, cubed
  • 1 cup malunggay leaves
  • 2 long green pepper
  • 2 slices baked fish fillet
  • 1 to 2 cups string beans, cut into 2 inch length
  • 1 cup sliced loofah (patola)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the ginger and squash. Continue to boil for 8 minutes (covered).
  3. Stir-in the string beans, scallions, okra, and tomato. Let the liquid re-boil and then add the long green pepper and eggplant.
  4. Stir and add the fish. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the payola and malunggay leaves. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add some salt to taste and spinach.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  7. Share and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

Courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy


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