Sardines with Alugbati and Kangkong

Have you tried Sardines with Alugbati and Kangkong?

Alugbati also known as Malabar Spinach or  Basella alba is very common in the Philippines and other parts of Asia. This vegetable is very inexpensive and is widely available in your favorite supermarket or wet market.

Sardines with Kangkong and Alugbati
Finish product, Sardines with Alugbati and Kangkong

Kangkong also known as Water Spinach or Ipomoea aquatica, like Alugbati is also very common in the Philippines and other parts of Asia. This is also very cheap and is very much available in the supermarket or wet market.

Vegetables as you all know are good for our health. If you are tired of eating meat, fast food or if you are tired of eating canned foods, here's a recipe for you that you can use for your next cooking experiment. 

This recipe will only cost you a total of 40 pesos or less and is good for 6 to 7 persons.



  • Kangkong (6 to 8 pieces)
  • Alugbati (6 to 8 pieces)
  • 1 can sardines
  • 1 onion
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • white pepper
  • cooking oil

Sardines with Kangkong and Alugbati ingredients


  1. Remove the hard stalk of Kangkong and Alugbati (it is advisable not to include the stalks of Kangkong, just use the leaves) then slice the leaves and the soft stalks. Also slice the garlic, onion, spring onion.
  2. Prepare the pan and put oil in it (enough to cook the vegetables)
  3. Put the garlic clove, onion and mix it
  4. Add the sliced Kangkong and Alugbati then mix
  5. Add the Sardines (it's up to you to remove the sauce or not, I added the sauce though) then mix
  6. Add the spring onion 
  7. Then sprinkle a pinch of salt, black pepper and white pepper to taste then mix until the vegetables are cooked. (If you want it hot, add chili powder. You can also add a little turmeric powder and ginger powder if you want, it will not affect the taste)
  8. That's it! Happy eating!
TIP: If you have not tried cooking, try it, it's fun! You will never know how capable you are until you give it a try. Also, if you miss one or two ingredients, experiment, improvise, do your own thing, substitute the missing ingredient to what is available in your fridge. Remember it isn't a crime not to love what you cook (lol) but believe me, you will love it... 


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