Philippines, also known as the Pearl of the Orient is a tropical country blessed with nature’s bounty. It has an abundant source of industrial resources, which includes the bamboo- primarily known as fast growing grass often used for furniture making, wickerwork and other products. Beyond its industrial substance, a unique and absolutely tasteful cuisine could be made out from its shoots.
Labong or bamboo shoots will surely create a distinct taste on your taste buds as it smoothly glides into your tongue as you eat it. It is even much flavorsome than any vegetable dish.
One delectable way of cooking it is through the “Ginataan “(cocomilk) method. You can prepare it on your own, just keep an eye on the following procedures:
1 pack bamboo shoots, shredded
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
Sliced red bell pepper
Boil the shredded bamboo shoots until tender. Cook over medium heat (let the water boil for a couple of minutes) then strain the labong.
Squeeeze the boiled labong in oreder to take out the excess water on it.
Third, heat the oil in the pan. Saute garlic and red bell peppe then add the boiled labong.
After few minutes add the cocomilk.
Taste and add salt if necessary. Simmer until the ginataang labong is ready to serve.
Perfectly serve with hot rice.
Awaken your hidden interest on cooking distinct gastronomy. Start it up with Ginataang Labong.
About the Author
Christine Nola Gresola- LNU ABCom Intern