How to cook Ginataang Labong

Ginataan Labong

Basic Ingredients:

  • 250 grams bamboo shoots(labong),sliced
  • 50 grams medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinkly
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tips in cooking of Ginataang Labong:

  • 3 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped(optional)
  • 1 bundle chili leaves or jute leaves(saluyot)(optional)
  • 1 small can tomato sardines(optional)

Cooking Methods:
Part 1

  • In a pot, pour water and add bamboo shoots, uncover and bring to boil for 20-30 minutes or until soften. Drain and set aside.

Part 2

  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.
  • Pour coconut milk and bring to boil over low heat. Stir constantly.
  • Add cooked bamboo shoots, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped chili and vegetables.
  • Simmer for another minute or until thicken, turn off the heat. Serve hot.
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