PRICE ALERT: Add Chicken To Your Ginataang Kalabasa Instead

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Sayote may still be one of the more affordable vegetables in the palengke but you can't forget that kalabasa is just as affordable, too! 

The kalabasa is a super versatile vegetable that you can use for both savory dishes as well as for dessert recipes especially when you swap pumpkin with kalabasa in international recipes. You may already know you can make delicious dishes with it so why not try getting creative with the vegetable this week, especially since it dropped P10 yesterday to end at P40 per kilo this week.

Ginataang kalabasa is a classic but while shrimp is what you might normally pair with it, why not add chicken chunks instead? Chicken is another versatile ingredient, plus whole chicken prices also dropped P10 to end at P180 per kilo this week as well. 

You might be feeling the pressure of all the food price increases these past few months but there is usually an ingredient (or three!) that became more affordable this week compared to last week. 


Here is the other food that had a price decrease this past week: 

Fish and chicken experienced price decreases this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao
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These vegetables and spices saw a drop in food prices this week.
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Here are the kinds of food that saw price increases this week: 

These food saw a price increase this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao

These prices are sourced and gathered from markets in these areas around the metro: Commonwealth, Guadalupe, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Mega Q-Mart, Muntinlupa, Muñoz, Pasay, Pasig, Pritil, Quinta, and San Andres. 


For more information about the price watch of the Department of Agriculture, visit the government agency's website.

Price Alert is a weekly roundup of the prices of common goods and other ingredients monitored using the Department of Agriculture's Price Watch. 


Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!

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