Ginataang Laing or Gabi Recipes

Laing Recipe or Ginataang Gabi

Laing Recipe, also known as Ginataang Gabi is equally well-known and tasty as the Bicol Express. The dish’s primary ingredients are taro stem and leaf cooked in coconut milk, salted with fermented shrimp or fish bagoong. It is also heavily spiced with red hot chilies called siling labuyo.


  • 25 pieces gabi (taro) leaves, dried and shredded laing-recipe
  • 1/2 kilo pork, diced
  • 1/4 cup shrimp bagoong
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 5 red hot chilies or siling labuyo, sliced
  • 1 cup coconut cream (katang gata)
  • 2 cups coconut milk (gata)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vetsin or monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Procedures:

  • In a casserole, sauté garlic, ginger and onions then add the pork.
  • Mix in the gabi leaves.
  • Pour in the coconut milk (gata) and bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add red hot chilies, bagoong, salt and MSG and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut cream and continue to simmer until oil comes out of the cream.
  • Serve hot with plain white rice.
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