Paano iluto upo? Along Malapitan crowdsources cooking tips


Caloocan Rep. Along Malapitan wants to improve his cooking skills by learning new dishes to make with upo, known in English as bottle gourd.

In a Facebook post, Malapitan shared photos of him staring at pieces of bottle gourd that will be given out at a recent charity event. He asked netizens which dishes could be cooked using the vegetable.

“Ano po bang masarap na luto sa upo? Pahingi naman po ng konting tips. Subukan ko po mamaya. Hehe,” the lawmaker asked.

In the comments section, a netizen suggested that Malapitan cook paksiw using bottle gourd. He replied: “Uy. Ngayon ko lang po nalaman na may paksiw po pala na upo. Ayus! Salamat po!”

Aside from bottle gourds, Malapitan said his team also distributed other vegetables, cooking oil and rice to residents of Barangay 14 in Caloocan. He thanked his team for organizing the event.