If there is a plant that best resembles the character of Ilocano, it is the saluyot (jute leaves). Why not? This green and leafy vegetable popular among Ilocanos can thrive anywhere and at any time of the year with little of no care! Kas iti maysa nga Ilocano, nalangto no panagtutudo ngem natured latta uray kalgaw. Agbiag uray sadino a lugar.
Saluyot is rich in; beta carotene for good eyesight, iron for healthy red blood cells, calcium for strong bones and teeth, and vitamin C for smooth, clear skin, strong immune cells, and fast wound healing.
And do you know that the popular Ilocano vegetable, saluyot, originated in
We best served this with freshly picked bamboo shoot and mushroom back home. It is totally a local menu but freshly invigorating and abundant in vitamins.
As far as here we also cooked it though sometimes we do it in other way. So every time we go shopping for food in a Chinese supermarket, saluyot is always in the basket, it is never missed. And that’s make us always feel at home.
Ti tao a manakem, dina makita ti panagdisso ti sakana iti daga. Kitaenna ketdi ti sumaruno a baddekna.
A wise man doesn’t see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step.( ilocano proverb)