PRICE ALERT: Save P20/Kilo On Eggplants This Week

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Have you been missing eating tortang talong dishes lately because of their high price at the palengkes? This week, you can save P20 per kilo on eggplants if you're looking to satisfy that craving! Eggplants or talong went down to P100 per kilo this week from its high of P120.

Among all the vegetables that the Department of Agriculture (DA) monitors on its Bantay Presyo reports, the eggplant is one of four that are P100 and below. The other three below-P100 veggies are sayote and kalabasa (squash) both at P50 per kilo and pechay Tagalog at P70 per kilo. 

The bad news is that eggs finally saw a price increase of 50 centavos making it P7.50 per medium egg in your tray starting this week. 

Here is the food that saw price increases this week: 

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Here are the food that saw a price increase this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao

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

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Here are the two vegetables that saw a price drop this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao
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Eggplant Prepping Tip

Making tortang talong is a fantastic meal idea but the effort to make it is daunting. Not only do you have to know how to properly flip that frying pan-sized omelet so it doesn't fall apart but you also have to roast and then peel those eggplants!


We have a great talong prepping tip on how to do just that: The trick is to not only steam the talong once the peel is completely charred but to use a kitchen towel or paper towel to get a good grip on the peel to remove it.

Recipes to Make With Eggplants 

Once you have your eggplant peeled and ready to cook, you make any of these delicious eggplant recipes to your satisfaction: 

The palengke prices are sourced and gathered from various 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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