thanks for posting. i don't cook with pork anymore, & i didn't have okra or calabaza on hand (tsk, tsk, tsk) so i just halved the recipe. i was the only one eating anyway. lol. anyhow, i would cook the long beans ahead of the eggplant & the bittermelon coz they seemed to take forever to cook. i added more or less 2 tbsp. of bagoong all in all so i had to drink lots & lots of water afterwards. yikes! it tasted great! it's actually nice when you cook it a little bit more so the sauce turns into flakes somewhat. loved it with steamed rice.