bulanglang Bulanglang

Bulanglang and Pinakbet what is the difference between the two? Though the ingredients might be the same the way it is cooked and flavoured is different, as a start we can safely say that Bulanglang is the recipe of the Tagalog’s and Pinakbet is for the Ilocano’s. Another difference is the cooking method while Pinakbet is dry and stir fried, Bulanglang on the other hand is boiled and having said that traditionally the stock used for it is rice wash. Finally Pinakbet is flavoured with bagoong alamang (fermented shrimps) while Bulanglang is flavoured with bagoong monamon (fermented anchovies). But for me regardless of the differences I like them both, they suit well in different situations like Pinakbet is a great summer dish best paired with bagnet while Bulanglang is good for winter or cold rainy days with matching dried or smoked fish.


1/2 cup pork belly, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup shrimps, deveined
1/3 medium sized butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 bundle string beans, sliced
2 pieces eggplant, sliced
10-15 pcs okra, sliced
4 cups rice wash
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
4 pcs tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste), if you cant find this use sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


1. In a pot add oil and pork then cook until brown and crispy. Remove from pot then set aside.
2. Add garlic and onion and sauté for a minute; add tomatoes and sauté until it becomes soft.
3. Add okra and string beans, stir fry for 2 minutes.
4. Add butternut squash and eggplants and stir fry for a minute.
5. Pour in rice wash then add the shrimps and bagoong, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Season with freshly ground black pepper then serve.

Note : this recipe also appears @ Ang Sarap, original post can be seen here Bulanglang


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  • http://Facebook Chel vilela

    Yeah, they are both masarap! :D

  • jokie

    ang alam kong bulanglang sa amin sa ilokos ay bulaklak ng kalabasa, sitaw, bunga ng malungay at inihaw na isda ang linalagay. bagoong isda at luya lang ang panglasa

    • Elvira

      inabraw? naimas dayta, kabsat

  • Kijob

    nasobrahan na ata sa asin ang gumawa nito.. Bulanglang raw pero Pinakbet naman ang method nya.. Stir fry at alamang…? Kakasabi mo lang na yan difference nila.. Tsk tsk

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  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Pakbet of the Ilocanos has always been flavored with Bagoong Isda (Monamon). It is not stir-fried, the various vegetables are placed in a pot and slowly cooked in their own juices. The main veggies are Ampalaya, Sitaw, Talong, Okra and Sigarillas, Camote, Tomato, Ilocano Shallot (Lasuna), Ginger and Ilocano Garlic. Often pieces of Bagnet are mixed in to add more flavor.

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