This i had the other day and when i told Sean, he said he will cook the same over weekend. Vegetables, well, although some not available but it is good to go. This is a mixed vegetable recipe using local produce such as bitter gourd or "ampalaya", ladyfinger or "okra", pumpkin, string beans, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic and onions. Pork or shrimp may be added. Shrimp paste is added to spice up the recipe. You can still cook this recipe in the absence of any vegetable...like in this one, the eggplant. Seldom that he gets them in the market because often times they are not in a very good condition. He does not settle for mediocre vegetables and fruits.