Have a Healthy a Hearty Version of Ilocano Lusay with Duru Bulgur

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Want to try cooking an Ilocano cuisine using available ingredients and straightforward cooking? He re is a tasty dish owing to the practical and industrious nature of the locals from the Northern region. One of the popular Ilocano dishes is Lusay, which is a noodle dish filled with flavour from the local bagoong or fish paste. It is often enjoyed as an appetizer or a filling snack.

While Lusay is traditionally made with egg noodles and longganisa, you can create an updated version using hearty and healthy ingredients such as tuna and Duru Bulgur wheat. While tuna has Omega-3, Duru bulgur is high in fiber and folate to make your Lusay dish not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients that are good for your heart.

Here’s the easy to follow recipe of Lusay:


  • 1 cup of Duru Bulgur (Coarse Bulgur)
  • ½ cup of chopped tomatoes, deseeded
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced onions
  • ½ cup of canned tuna
  • 2-4 tbsp of Bagoong Ilocano
  • Black pepper


  1. Wash Duru Bulgur (medium) and cook in the rice cooker until tender.
  2. When cooked, spread it on a tray and put it inside the chiller
  3. Chop tomatoes and onions.
  4. Drain tuna and add to a mixing bowl
  5. Add the tomatoes and onions
  6. When Bulgur is cold, add it to the mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Drizzle bagoong Ilocano and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve cold.
  9. cooked.
  10. Serve hot.

Duru Bulgur can be a fiber-rich alternative to rice and noodles, and can be used in different ways such as soups, as a pairing with meat and vegetable meals, pilaf, and even desserts.

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