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Flower Vegetable

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Bulaklak ng kalabasa (squash flower) is eaten as vegetable. Normally it goes with eggplant, ampalaya, and sitaw in the same dish such as pinakbet or vegetable soups (e.g. laswa, bulanglang, dinengdeng). Hence the complementary vegetables are placed beside each other on the table space at the market.

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Vegetable soup with squash flowers

Pinakbet Packets

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Pinakbet packet members: bitter gourd, string beans, squash, okra, eggplant

Vegetables needed for a pinakbet dish are sliced and packed for the convenience of the cook and also for the seller to dispose of those imperfect whole ones (e.g. whole eggplant) by slicing the good sections from it of which these will then be sold as members of the pinakbet packet.

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