Abraw o inabraw (vegetables stewed in fish paste)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

To cook colleague's version we need the following vegetable ingredients:

2 bundles of bulaklak ng kalabasa, trimmed and stigma removed

2 bundles of saluyot

young leaves selected

2 bundles of dahon ng malungay,

young leaves selected

1 medium patola, peeled and cut to 2 inches sticks.

The other ingredients are :

2 tbsp fresh bagoong or fish paste

about 2 pieces grilled (or fried) small fish of your choice and

about 2 to 3 cups water.


  • In a medium casserole, heat the water until briskly boiling. Add in ?bagoong? and simmer for a minute.
  • Stain the broth and discard solid particles. Bring the casserole back in the heat and continue simmering.
  • Scoop out scum that will form on the surface. Add in grilled fish and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add in vegetables; saluyot leaves first, followed by patola, then by bulaklak ng kalabasa and finally the malungay leaves. Put the lid back on and continue simmering for a couple of minutes more.
  • Uncover, smell the aroma and be ready to be transformed. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
  • Transfer in deep bowls and serve immediately.


Abraw o Inabraw (Vegetables Stewed in Fish Paste), photo 1
Abraw o Inabraw (Vegetables Stewed in Fish Paste), photo 2


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