Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Laing isa a popular taro leaves dish from Bicol, Philippines, a delicious viand that is so addicting. The good thing also for this dish is, it is very easy to cook.

Ingredients for 4-5 servings:
1/4 kilo pork
100 grams dried Taro leaves ( tuyong dahon ng gabi)
4 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon shrimp paste ( alamang)
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
thumb size garlic
Salt and pepper to taaste

Fresh Taro Leaves

Dried Taro Leaves

1. In a pot pot the ginger, onion, garlic, pork, shrimp paste and 3 cups of coconut milk then bring to a boil while stirring constantly until it boils, simmer until the pork is tender, then add the dried taro leaves, then simmer over medium heat, and just simmer until its almost dry.

2. Add salt and pepper to taste then increase the heat and add the remaining 1 cup of coconut milk and allow to simmer until done.

3. Serve it hot with rice and you can add some chili flakes for a hotter taste, yummy!

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