Always wanna have some vegetables for a balanced diet. Bulanglang is a very simple vegetable soup (just plain boiled vegetables) I learned from mom – some kind of a native dish from her hometown. When you wanna have a fast side dish, this is it. You can do the same recipe & use different vegetables. I always like string beans & mushrooms (those that u can just pluck from anywhere) but too bad no mushrooms today. Ginger is also an important ingredient but i purposely omit it because some guys can’t help to be anti-ginger.
3 cups of water (for soup dish, I normally make use of rice broth, good for your body)
about 7 pcs. of string beans), cut into 2in lengths (may be more depends on how many servings)
2 tbsps. of garlic, finely minced
1 onion, halved and sliced thinly
1 small tomato, chopped coarsely
In a small casserole, add the onion to the boiling water. Season with salt. Bring to a boil, skimming off scum as it rises. Add the string beans & tomatoes & boil for few minutes & serve hot. Make sure not to overcook the vegetable.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis, Garfield