Laing is a dish originated from Bicol region. There are different versions of how to cook laing, but this recipe is the authentic way of cooking laing. No saute, but purely taro leaves and spices boiled in coconut milk! —Mr. Hugh's Kitchen
onion, medium size
second extract of coconut milk
pork, chopped into smaller pieces
red chili peppers
green chili peppers
dried taro leaves/stalks
1 1/2 cups
first extract of coconut milk
In This Recipe
In a cooking pot, put 3 cups of coconut milk (second extract), pork, salt, ginger, half of the garlic and onion, and dried taro leaves/stalks. Then add the remaining garlic and onion along with the chopped chili peppers. Cover and put into low fire.
Allow the mixture to boil until the coconut milk is reduced. Mix occasionally to avoid burning.
When the coconut milk is reduced, add the first extract of coconut milk (kakang gata). Cover and let it simmer for longer time. Stir every once in a while to avoid burning.
Adjust the saltiness and the spice according to your preference. Allow to cook until the leaves and stalks are softened.
When the coconut milk is reduced, or when the oil starts to come out, turn off the heat. Your laing is now ready to serve!