Ginisang upo. I grew up in the province, far up north, Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Northern Luzon is famous for vegetable dish the original place of Pinakbet. Most likely I will make a post in the future. In the province a meal would always be of vegetable dish, these are harvested at the vegetables backyard right before cooking. Cooking would be simply boiled with fish bagoong garnished with broiled fish. Most of the vegetables that are mentioned in Bahay Kubo are also available here in Abu Dhabi. It comes from India and other neighboring Middle Eastern countries like Jordan ect. One such is Upo, you can always find it on small neighborhood grocery stores or at Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society Supermarket. Upo has a distinctive taste that captures the taste buds of even the non vegetable lovers. On this post Upo is cooked sautÃ©ed with pork and shrimp.