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Vegetable Stew with Tofu (Bulanglang) Recipe

Vegetable Stew with Tofu (Bulanglang) Recipe

Vegetable Stew with Tofu (Bulanglang) Recipe

This flexible, affordable and easy to prepare dish is popular in rural areas and enjoyed by both landlord and tenants at mealtime.

Ingredients :

    • 1/2 medium onion, diced
    • 1 medium tomato, diced
    • 11/2 teaspoons fish paste (bagoong balayan)
    • 1 cup (100 g) butternut squash or pumpkin, cubed
    • 1/2 cup (50 g) fresh or frozen fava beans
    • 1 cup (250 ml) water
    • 1/2 cake (4 oz/ 125 g) pressed tofu, sliced and fried
    • 1/2 small zucchini (125 g), sliced
    • 5 cups (8 oz/ 250 g) spinach or water spinach, washed and drained (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method :

    1. Place the onion, tomato, fish paste, squash and fava beans in a deep saucepan. Add the water, stir and bring to a boil.
    2. Add the tofu and zucchini slices, and simmer until the squash and zucchini are tender, about 10 minutes.
    3. Add the spinach, if using, and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the leaves are wilted. Season with the salt and serve.

Serves 4   
Preparation time : 25 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins