I was craving this dish but I had no idea what the name of it was. I called my mom and asked her, “So what’s the name of the soup you make that has upo in it?” She’s like “I don’t know, soup with upo.” LOL, I’m like really, mom? There are a few dishes she makes that she has no idea what the proper name is, haha. I did a quick Google search and found out that is called “Ginisang Upo.” Other than guessing on how to prep the upo (I asked my mom and she scolded me saying “see, you should’ve watched me how to cook it!” Sorry, Mom), this was a fairly easy dish to make.
Oh, you may be wondering what upo is; it is a type of gourd also known as calabash. See pictured below (I was about to add green beans to the soup for nutrition, but decided against it last minute because I wanted to keep it traditional the first time around).
- Open Nature 100% natural ground turkey, 1lb – $5.00 (Safeway)
- 1/2 yellow medium onion, sliced – $0.25 (Viet Wah)
- Garlic, 3 cloves minced
- 1 roma tomato, diced – $0.27
- 1 upo (calabash), quartered and sliced – $1.81
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Total Spent: $7.33 (had everything else in my fridge/pantry)
Notes For Next Time:
- Learn how to correctly cut the upo, hah!