ginisang upo na may sardinas recipe
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Ginisang Upo with Sardinas

This is a recipe for sauteed bottle gourd with canned sardines in tomato sauce.
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 medium bottle gourd peeled and sliced
  • 2 5.5 oz. cans spicy sardines in tomato sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 medium ripe tomato cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Saute onion and garlic.
  • Add tomato. Continue to cook until soft.
  • Put the sliced upo (bottle gourd) into the pan. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Pour canned sardines. Stir.
  • Add water. Let boil. Continue to for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Season with fish sauce and ground black pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!