Bicol Cuisine ala Survivor Philippines
Simple Bicol dishes are made from traditional recipes with the two earlier mentioned key ingredients: coconut milk and chili
Tutubi, took too long doing something that he wasn't able to take a photo of the coconut being pried open and grated the old-fashined way using a kudkuran (coconut grater). He was only able to capture the on "film" grated coconut being milked
traditional way of milking coconut done on a remote island. notice also kalabasa (squash) being cut into pieces
coconut milk put into a skillet then brought to a boil
the victim...err..main ingredient of lunch: a still alive crab with pincers tied together
coconut milk mixed with crabs, sliced squash, large green chili and other ingredients Tutubi wasn't able to keep tabs on due to his already growling stomach
not unique to Bicol but this adobong pusit (squid) is also tempting
Bicol's most famous dish, Bicol express, whose main flavoring ingredient is bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp), wasn't served that day but laing (taro leaves in coconut milk) was sampled as well as sinantol (grated wild mangosteen in coconut milk with smoked fish, different from Tutubi's favorite sinantol recipe from his hometown using bagoong alamang).
Thanks to Tutubi's friend from Daet who toured the group, and cooked food for them stranded souls on a remote island in a scene similar to the upcoming Survivor Philippines!
Other noteworthy Bicolano dishes include tinumok (taro leaves in coconut cream with chopped river shrimps and strips of young coconut), pinangat (taro leaves in coconut milk with chopped pork or smoked fish), and sinanglay (using roasted grated coconut, with dressing made from coco milk mixed in with vinegar for the blanched sliced puso ng saging (banana heart))
posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:45 PM,
- At May 19, 2008, 11:32:00 PM, orange said...
oh wow! sarap ng food. kakagutom
- At May 20, 2008, 8:12:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
yummy post. i have some more leftovers of the laing my nonpinoy husband cooked for me. it was like the ones i take out from pinoy restaurants.
- At May 20, 2008, 9:20:00 AM, carlotta1924 said...
as always, very tempting. =)
- At May 20, 2008, 2:06:00 PM, pieterbie said...
I think I'll go and have breakfast now, you're making me really hungry.
There is a rail strike on here, I've been on the road since 5am and in the offe since 6:30.
- At May 20, 2008, 9:28:00 PM, tutubi philippines said...
orange, kagutom no? :P
photo cache, i love laing too...but when i was a child, i don't eat veggies :P
carlotta, tempting to eat and eat?
pieterbie, there's also an impending strike here due to the skyrocketing prices of diesel ang gasoline/petrol. add to that the high prices of rice :(
- At May 20, 2008, 10:55:00 PM, said...
kagutom! kaya lang bakit meron extra dun? hehehe ... for me the best ang "tinumok", hope next time you visited cam. norte, we should be able to try it. Thanks for visiting camarines norte!
- At May 21, 2008, 2:43:00 AM, RennyBA said...
You know I love see food, but this cooking is very different from the Norwegian kitchen - thanks for sharing as it is very tempting!
- At May 21, 2008, 7:17:00 AM, bw said...
Nagutom tuloy ako sa pics mo bro :)
I love anything with coconut milk. Bicol express is also a to die for dish except that I need a cup of ice cream afterwards hehe :)
- At May 22, 2008, 8:20:00 AM, Belen said...
di po ba Laing na maanghang ang specialty nila ? masarap yun.
- At May 22, 2008, 8:41:00 AM, Belen said...
d po ba maanghang na laing ang masarap dyan. pahingi po.
- At May 22, 2008, 9:49:00 AM, Belen said...
pinoy na pinoy talaga. hmmm...ang sarap!
- At May 22, 2008, 7:11:00 PM, Lawstude said...
Bigla ako nagutom. sarap ng maanghang sa gata. yummy.
- At May 22, 2008, 10:07:00 PM, Belen said...
ang sarap naman. pinoy na pinoy.
- At May 23, 2008, 10:32:00 AM, tina said...
yumm! i loove anything with coconut milk. *gata* *gata* *gata*
- At May 23, 2008, 4:21:00 PM, bianca said...
yum ! i wonder if you have the recipe? = )
- At May 23, 2008, 4:51:00 PM, acey said...
that crab looks delicious!
- At May 23, 2008, 8:04:00 PM, kyels said...
I tasted Laing and I absolutely loved it! I wish I could have some Filipino dish now ... Haay.
- At May 24, 2008, 8:22:00 AM, Jane said...
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- At May 24, 2008, 12:22:00 PM, tutubi philippines said...
wena, sarap,di ba?may extra ba? :P
rennyBa, very different. no coconuts there in your part of he world :)
bw, i also love ice cream
nanay belen, it seems you posted too many comments thinking your comment didn't get through. All comments here are moderated that's why it won't be published until I approved them
lawstude, sarap nga nun. kulang ang gata pag wala sili
tina, isa ka pa mahilig sa gata :P
bianca, i'll ask for the recipe but it's basically stated here how to cook dishes with coconut milk the bicolano way
acey, model muna sya bago murder :P
kyels, it's easy to cook laing. it's taro leaves. when you return to Manila or anywhere in the Philippines you can again sample it
jane, i already did. a few months back :P
- At May 26, 2008, 6:17:00 AM, Andy said...
Im going that way on my RTW trip! Cant wait!
- At May 27, 2008, 1:58:00 AM, dave (",) said...
Ha! I know how to use the kudkuran!
That's exactly how my mother would cook the crab. You got the ingredients right more or less. Though I'm not sure if the critter is strictly a crab. We call it alimango.
As for the recipes and my additional comments, you may want to check this entry.
- At May 27, 2008, 11:13:00 AM, Belle said...
tutubi, i am from bikol so i am familiar with this type of cooking. actually, when i go home, i always hop on the kudkuran to make sure i still know how to use it and i still do.
crabs cooked in gata with sili is one of my favorite bikol dishes. it tastes heavenly! i can't wait to get home.
- At May 27, 2008, 9:09:00 PM, tutubi philippines said...
andy, nice place and great food. enjoy!
dave, i also used to use the kudkuran when i was a child. we have one at home. i also love hot and spicy food
belles, will take a picture of the kudkuran at home. we have one. yum!