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Vegetable Kare-Kare Dip

Cooking Time: 13 mins

Serves: 2-3

Main Ingredients: Vegetables

Collection: Budget meals, Merienda, Salo-salo

Difficulty: Beginner


  1. In a medium pan, fry eggplants until golden. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, heat oil and sauté garlic until light brown. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the banana blossoms and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the string beans and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes or until tender
  4. Add the Mama Sita’s Kare-kare Mix. Stir until the mix is dissolved and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the fried eggplant. Serve hot with kropeck or papad.





1 pc

50 g

Eggplant, cut into ½-in dice

2 Tbsp

30 mL

Cooking oil

2 cloves

16 g

Garlic, crushed

1/2 pc

28 g

Red onion, sliced

1/2 cup

125 mL


1 pouch

57 g

Mama Sita’s Kare-kare Mix

6 pcs

50 g

String beans, cut into 1/2-in long pieces

1 small piece

50 g

Banana blossom, cut into ½-in squares

1 tsp

5 mL

Fish sauce

1 pc

50 g

Eggplant, cut into ½-inch dice and fried until golden