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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ginataang Labong

Labong or bamboo shoots are commonly used in Asian dishes. This is one of my all-time favorite vegetable. It is low in calories and fat. It is also one good source of potassium and fiber.

Fresh Labong (bamboo shoots) is widely available in our Philippine markets. And if you are thinking of one light-budget dish, then this one is up! With just about P50-P70, you'll have a yummy Ginataang Labong for a family lunch. Mosts palengke (markets) or even supermarkets sell it already sliced, so no need to do some chop, chop, chopping....

What else can you expect but me putting on more chilis and pouring in cococonut milk. But what I like best with Labong is adding sardines into it. But you can also use shrimps or meat. Me? just simply sardines.

Ginataang Labong sa Sardinas

Ginataang Labong (Coconut creamed Bamboo shoots)

2 and 1/2  cups sliced labong (bamboo shoots)
2 cups coconut milk 
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumbsized ginger, peeled and crushed
1 cup of chili leaves (optional)
chopped red and green chilis, as desired
1 small can of sardines in tomato sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

  • First, we need to cook the bamboo shoots in boiling water for about 20-30 minutes. This will soften the shoots and get rid of its bitterness. Leave it boiling uncovered to dissipate into air the compounds that cause bitterness. Drain the water when done. Set aside
  • In a pan, put together the coconut milk, ginger,onions, garlic and the sardines. Cook in medium low heat while stirring constantly to avoid curdling. Add the bamboo shoots. Then cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until the bamboo shoots are more tender and the coconut milk is reduced to desired sauce consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired. Add the chopped chilis and the chili leaves.
  • Serve with rice.
This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Cecile said...

i haven't not tred this dish before, mukhang masarap :-)

lanie said...

wow, looks yummy, this is the one of my favorite food, ginataang labong with sardines. visiting you on FTF, Hope you could visit me here spaghetti

jellybelly said...

I love this dish. My Mom used to make it for me all the time.

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Leah H. said...

Sarap naman basta may gata go na go ang lasa:)

Visiting for FTF- hope you can stop by..


Gene said...

I love spicy labong but haven't tried it with ginataan, parang laging with vinegar lang. It looks good with the gata and sardines though.

Visiting via Food Friday.

The Red Apron said...

This is a completely different take to the labong I grew up eating. Will try it.
Btw, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
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Pinoy Kitchenette said...

thanks lanie, cecile, leah and gene! This is one good yummy dish you must really try if you havent yet :)

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ The Red Apron > thank you! im honored and elated with your appreciation. :)
Cheers to happy cooking.
See you around!

Oggi said...

It sounds and looks yummy with the addition of sardines and hot pepper. I can only eat fresh labong; the canned ones are horrible.:)

BTW, thanks for the nom.:)

Iska said...

Thank you! I found a packet at the Asian dairy and was thinking what I can do with it. Ginataan nga naman. Yum!

Deli said...

Wow! I can imagine how delicious this is with the ingredients you have and the photo, too :) Here for a Food Trip Friday visit, see you around :)

Anonymous said...

di ko pa na try to. Hmmm,..

Anonymous said...

Dmmas masarap kamoteng kahoy try nio

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