Bagbagkong is an Ilokano term, for the plant that looks like a weed, sprouting at the onset of the rainy season. It is native to Nueva Vizcaya. It could be mistaken for grass, if not for the tiny bell-like flowers with a pale green to almost white hue. Some have pinkish to lavender streaks along the edges of the blooms, which sprout in clumps.
Filipinos use bagbagkong in cooking with:
Or as garnishing with favorite vegetables.
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I saw this beside rambutan plant. Mother-in-law confirmed its bagbagkong. I never thought this plant grows here in Cavite.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.