Today, I will be featuring Diningding, the famous dish from North. Diningding is a classic Ilokano dish. In southern part, it is called Bulanglang minus salted fish sauce or bagoong.
I discovered this easy to prepare Diningding when I was still in a dormitory many decades ago. Most of my dorm mates came from Ilocos. They always cooked diningding and never get tired of eating the same dish everyday. For them, diningding plays a big part of their lives that they couldn’t live without. I am not Ilocano but you can see this veggie in my menu often, if not everyday.
Here’s how to cook Dininding:
Saute garlic, onion, tomato and ginger. Mix bagoong or salted fish sauce. In the pan, put ampalaya, malunggay fruit, okra, siling pakbet. You can add fried fish too. (optional)