The simplest is just frying it oil and complementing it fresh tomatoes and onions as Ilonggos would called "hanggop or hinanggop". The flavours and texture contrast makes it a delight to the tastebuds!
A popular balingon snack is adapted from our neighbours in Souith East Asia - sweet and spicy seafood. As it can also be done with shrimps and squid, this recipe makes me salivate just by he thought of it. Imagine the burst of flavours - sweet salty, spicy! Yum yum yum. Click for the Sweet and Spicy Dilis Recipe.
Here's another favorite recipe and might be weird for some - a soup dish with balingon. I grew up with this recipe and I loved it ever since. It's a combination of malunggay, fresh egg, balingon and tomatoes - simple but delicious. Check out the complete recipe.