6 Best Recipes With Talong Filipino Eggplant

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Have you had talong and are now wondering what else you can do with it?

Talong is a great vegetable to add to your diet because it’s low in calories and high in fiber. It also has a unique texture and flavor that can be used in many dishes. Because of its long shape, it’s perfect for soaking up flavors from the seasoning or adobo.

Check out these recipes below for inspiration on cooking with talong.

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Best 6 recipes with talong

Eggplant adobo (adobong talong)

Eggplant adobo recipe (adobong talong)
Today we will be cooking Eggplant Adobo or Adobong Talong. This method of cooking is the same as of cooking the traditional Filipino Adobo except it uses Eggplant.
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Eggplant Adobo Recipe (Adobong Talong)

In Philippine Cuisine, Adobo is a style of preparation, ideally stewing in vinegar and soy sauce.

This recipe is popular among Filipinos, Pork adobo and Chicken adobo are commonly used in making Adobo while Kangkong, Okra, Puso ng Saging, and Eggplants are the favorites of vegetarians, these were all considered an excellent vegetarian dish.

Ensaladang Talong

Ensaladang Talong Recipe (Eggplant Salad)
Since Ensaladang Talong is commonly served as a side dish, its combination of ingredients provides a stark contrast to the dish that it partners and also, if it was partnered with anything fried, will provide a counter to the oil of the main dish.
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Ensalada Eggplant

Made with exactly three ingredients: Eggplant, onion, and tomatoes, this is the perfect viand to make when you just have to rush something.

Though it is usually considered as a side dish to anything fried such as pork chops or fried fish, there is no harm in serving it as a standalone viand with warm rice.

Tortang Talong

Tortang Talong Recipe (Eggplant Omelette)
So it isn’t a surprise that Eggplant Omellete or Tortang Talong is one of the most loved breakfast dishes which is served with fried rice plus catsup on the side. Some also call it Eggplant Fritters.
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Tortang Talong Recipe (Eggplant Omelette)

If you’re looking for a delicious but affordable dish, this is something you should try and it will leave you more than satisfied.

Eggplant is one of the favorite vegetables in the Philippines and it’s a common ingredient in almost every dish.

Kare-kare Filipino beef curry

Kare-kare Filipino beef curry recipe
This Filipino kare-kare recipe is a meat and vegetable stew with oxtail, beef or tripe, eggplant, banana buds, pechay, string beans, and other vegetables that are mainly flavored with a sweet and savory peanut sauce.
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Kare-Kare beef curry

Do you like to eat curry? Then you’re sure to like kare-kare, or Filipino beef curry!

Kare-kare is a well-known dish from Pampanga, aptly hailed as the culinary capital of the Philippines. Its name is derived from the word “kari”, meaning “curry”.

However, kare-kare has a far different background from Indian curry. It has a similar flavor to satay because of the use of peanuts in the sauce.


Pinakbet or simply “pakbet” recipe
In the Philippines, the Ilocanos are well-known for preparing the best pinakbet. The versatility of this pinakbet recipe makes it a very good complementary dish to fried foods like pork chops, fried chicken, or even barbequed meats.
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Pinakbet Recipe

Pinakbet (also called “pakbet”) is a very popular vegetable dish. This is a medley of vegetables that are locally grown in Filipinos’ backyards.

It’s cooked by sauteing vegetables and then flavoring with bagoong alamang or fermented shrimp paste and some fish sauce or patis.

It’s sometimes topped and garnished with crumbled pork crackling (or chicharon), bagnet, and even fried fish!

There’s something so satisfying about eating a bowl of warm, flavorful pinakbet with some steamed rice. The combination of different textures and tastes in every bite is just heavenly!

Sinigang na baboy

Sinigang na baboy recipe
Serve this pork sinigang recipe with rice and fish sauce on the side. Or on rainy days, you can eat it with dried fish. 
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Sinigang na Baboy Recipe (Pork Sinigang)

With sinigang’s flexibility when it comes to its ingredients, its adaptability to the different tastes of Filipinos, it being a comfort food during the rainy season, and its brothy and homey goodness, you can never deny that the case of sinigang is just too strong.

With this sinigang na baboy recipe, I’ll be introducing you to the many incarnations of this beloved dish!

Best recipes with filipino talong eggplant

6 Best Recipes With Talong Filipino Eggplant

Joost Nusselder
Whether it's talong adobo or a delicious tortang talong egg omelet. This list will give you enough inspiration to cook all the eggplant you have leftover.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 bunch young eggplant along Asian variety, trimmed cut crosswise at 1 1/2 “ lengths
  • ½ head garlic peeled, crushed, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed peppercorns
  • 3 pcs bay leaf
  • cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • cooking oil


  • In a wok or frying pan heat generous amount of cooking oil, then stir in the garlic, crushed peppercorns and bay leaf, stir cook for a minute.
  • Add in the talong and stir cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in 2/3 to 1 cup of water, the vinegar and soy sauce, let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes at low to medium heat without stirring.
  • Now give a quick stir and cover the pan or wok and let cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until the liquid has turned to an oily sauce, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with a lot of rice.



Calories: 132kcal
Keyword talong
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Talong is healthy and delicious and a very good meat substitute for vegan recipes. Even Filipino ones!

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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.