4 Best Recipes With Kangkong: Perfect Filipino Dishes

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Kangkong is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. It’s healthy, delicious and easy to cook – perfect for any home chef.

Check out our list of the best recipes with kangkong. You’ll find something for everyone, from simple stir-fries to more complex dishes.

Best recipes with kangkong

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Best 4 recipes with kangkong

Sinigang na Lapu-Lapu sa Miso

Sinigang na Lapu-Lapu sa Miso (miso fish soup)
A flexible dish to be served in any season, this Sinigang na Lapu-Lapu sa Miso Recipe is always going to be a great dish for anyone looking for a something that excites the taste buds and comforts at the same time.
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Sinigang na Lapu-Lapu sa Miso Recipe

In this version of this Sinigang na Lapu-Lapu sa Miso Recipe, we use Lapu – Lapu as the central ingredient with miso as a brothing agent together with water to give its distinct taste.

Starting off with putting water into a pot to a boil, add in the tamarind.

You can either boil the tamarind for thirty minutes until it is soft before crushing and juicing it, or you can start crushing it in a sieve or small bowl while crushing it using the water from the pot.

Add the miso paste. The miso paste is a foreign taste enhancer and is usually turned into soup. This resulting miso soup is a mainstay of Japanese breakfast.

Adobong kangkong

Adobong kangkong recipe
Adobong kangkong is a very easy and delicious Filipino dish. Try it out!
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Although the traditional recipe of adobong kangkong only makes use of water spinach as a primary ingredient, you could also add a little pork to the recipe to quench your craving for proteins.

To add adobo to your adobong kangkong recipe, you’ll just need to take one extra step. Add pork belly chunks and a little water or broth to the wok after you’ve sautéd the onions.

Afterward, the whole cooking process is just the same. The addition of pork will give your recipe that much-needed touch of fatty sweetness to enhance the dish’s flavor, and make it a perfectly healthy dish for protein savvies.

Apan-apan (adobong kangkong with pork)

Apan-apan recipe (adobong kangkong with pork)
Apan-Apan is a best-loved popular food in the Visayan province and it is said that the dish is closest to Adobong Kangkong which is well known in the Tagalog region. It can be served as a side dish, starter or main entrée.
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Adobong Kangkong

The cooking method is almost the same as Adobong Kangkong but Apan-Apan is more appetizing and very pleasing to the sense of taste because of Ginamos or Bagoong and just like Adobo, the variations of this dish varies extensively but simple to make.

Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok

Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok Shrimp
In Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok, there will be two main ingredients; these are the shrimps and the souring agent Tamarind or Sampalok. In cooking your sinigang sa hipon, it is important that you keep the head of the shrimp since this is where the seafood-y taste of the dish will come from.
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Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok Shrimp Recipe

A usual feature of Philippine cuisine is that a particular dish will always have another version in a different region or even among different cooks.

A version of a dish will further be differentiated depending on the availability of the ingredients.

Such is the Sinigang na Hipon sa Sampalok Recipe, which is another version of that perennial candidate for the national dish, Sinigang.

Best recipes with filipino kangkong

4 Best Recipes With Kangkong

Joost Nusselder
Kangkong is a delicious Filipino vegetable and very easy to cook with. Try it out!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people


  • 1 to 2 bundles kangkong (water spinach) cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp APF (all-purpose flour)
  • Water (or broth)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • Pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a wok (or a large frying pan). Sauté garlic until the color is golden brown. Remove the garlic from the wok and put it into a separate bowl.
  • Add chopped onions to the wok and sauté until soft.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Add kangkong (water spinach). Cook just until wilted, or for 1 minute maximum. Adjust soy sauce according to your taste, if needed.
  • Season it with salt and pepper to taste and top it with sauteed garlic.
  • Remove from heat and serve!


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Kangkong is great to work with and very easy to stir-fry on its own or add to any dish at the very last moment to get that crispy, crunchy sensation.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.