Jumpstart to a healthier you with a hot pot of Bulanglang sided with crispy fried Bangus!

Bulanglang is a healthy traditional Filipino cuisine that goes perfectly with your diet and healthy lifestyle. Since this dish is made entirely with fresh leafy vegetables, it is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and minerals necessary to keep your body in tip-top shape. It is also ideal for people with fever, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Time to tread on that healthier route and make this classic Filipino dish a part of your nutrition. Pair it with fried Sarangani Bay Bangus for a crispy twist. You won’t just be having a tasteful main dish, but also a nutritious meal.

Here’s a simple way to prepare Bulanglang with Crispy Fried Bangus:

Bulanglang with Crispy Fried Bangus


2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp ginger, sliced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup red onions, sliced
1/2 cup tomatoes, quatered
4 cups rice washing or water
1/4 cup bagoong isda
1/2 cup patani (lima beans)
1 cup kibal or sitaw (yardlong beans), cut into 2 length
1 cup squash, large dice
1/2 cup okra, halved crosswise
1 cup patola (sponge gourd)
1/2 cup malunggay leaves (moringa)
6-8 pieces squash flowers


1. Saute ginger, garlic, onions, and tomatoes in cooking oil.
2. Add the two cups of rice washing. Bring to a boil.
3. Stir in the bagoong isda. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add the vegetables starting with the patani, kibal, squash, okra, patola, and malunggay and squash flowers.
5.Cook vegetables until tender but not mushy. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.
6. Serve hot with fried bangus.