Recipe: Ginataang Laing

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Ginataang Laing

Ginataang laing is made usually from taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. “Ginataan” means cooked with coconut milk. Taro in Tagalog/Filipino is gabi leaves. But we can also use sweet potato leaves as another variant.


2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 med. sized onion, minced

ginger, minced

½ kilo sliced pork loin (You may also use Spanish sardines)

1 kilo dried gabi (or fresh sweet potato leaves)

4-5 cups coconut milk

shrimp paste (bagoong)

salt to taste

3-4 pcs siling labuyo (red chili pepper)


  1. In a casserole, cook meat.
  2. Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together with the meat.
  3. Add the gabi leaves.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk (gata). Bring to a boil then simmer  for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the red chili pepper, shrimp paste and salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

This is best served with fried fish like galunggong, tilapia or tulingan. Enjoy!


#Recipe of the Day: LOMI


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Today’s recipe for this coooold weather is…


Pansit lomi or lomi noodles is made of fresh egg noodle. It’s thick and color yellow. This is usually eaten during breakfast or afternoon snack time or merienda.


What you’ll need:

1/4 kilo lomi noodles
1/2 cup pork (sliced into strips)
1/2 cup sliced kikiam
1/4 cup meatballs
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
6-7 cups chicken or meat broth
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in water
2 raw eggs
salt to taste


Let’s get started!

  1. Saute garlic and onion.
  2. When brown, add pork strips, kikiam, and meatballs.
  3. Add patis; stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water, cover and simmer until water is almost dry.
  5. Add broth.
  6. Cover and let boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Drop in noodles. Let boil for 3 minutes and thicken with dissolved cornstarch.
  8. Beat eggs and stir in. Do not boil. Serve at once.


Enjoy! 🙂



Picadillo Recipe

This morning, I was thinking on what to cook for lunch. I want to prepare something healthy yet cheap for my family.


I checked on our fridge and saw ground pork. What to do? Hmmm…


Then I thought, oooo-kay! I’ll be making a Picadillo!


I don’t have much ingredients at hand, like raisins and bell pepper, so I’ll be making my own version of Picadillo. But I’ll make sure it’ll be very palatable.


Let’s get started!
* Ingredients:
500g ground pork
carrots, chopped into small cubes
potatoes, chopped into small cubes
1 small pack of tomato sauce
1 can cooked green peas, reserve the liquid
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil

* Procedure:
1. Heat oil in a large pan. Saute garlic and onion until they smell aromatic.
2. Add the ground pork. Stir until it turns brown in color.
3. Then add the green peas. I usually add this first than the rest of the veggies because I want these to be soft when chewed. So basically, I want them to be well-done.
4. Add potatoes and carrots. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Add the tomato sauce. Mix well. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
6. Add the liquid/water from the green peas. Cover again and simmer for about 2 minutes. Serve while hot with rice.
Happy lunchin’!