Saturday, February 05, 2005

Guinataang Gulay

I need a Bicolana to please tell me the name of this recipe. This is the equivalence of the Ilocanos' Pinakbet. The ingredients are the same except that with Pinakbet, your sauce is bagoong and with this, your sauce is coconut milk.

I was thinking it was called "balaw" but my sister said balaw is actually alamang to them. When I was going to college in the Philippines, I was associated with some people from Bicol. I am not talking about just 2 or 3 people. They were like ten and I worked with them everyday. This was almost their daily lunch. My association with them made me start to like food cooked in coconut milk. In fact I learned how to cook a few of their recipes. This was my favorite though amongst all their recipes.


1 onion coarsely chopped
4 tbsps of alamang
1 can of coconut milk
1/2 cup of shredded tinapa
1/2 lb of pork, thinly sliced
1 bunch of string beans, cleaned and cut into about 1.5 inches in length
2 eggplants, cut in circular or oblong like sizes
1 bitter melon cut in 1 cm think
5 pcs of green long chilies, preferably the hot variety
1 cup of cleaned malunggay leaves

In a pan, cook about a/4 cup of the creamiest part of the coconut milk for about 10 minutes or until the cream becomes almost like an oil. Saute the alamang and onion in it. Add the pork and cook for about 1 minute. Add the Tinapa. Pour the remaining coconut milk until it boils. Add the vegetables, except the malunggay leaves, stir and cover pan. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are cooked. Stir the malunggay leaves in and cook for about a minute. Serve.

Ususally, the taste improves if left overnight in the fridge.


rolly said...

Ay halos ganyan ang niluto ko kahapon dito sa bahay! Ginataang sitaw. Masarap yang gata, lalo na pag maraming siling labuyo. PEEERRRRFFEEECCCTTT! At ito pa ang pagkakaiba natin, yung taba ng baboy, tsinitsitsaron ko muna yun at pag luto na yung ulam, saka ko siya inihahalo. o di ba, tamang tama sakin na diabetic... pampabata talaga.

Bokbok said...

hi ting! how are you na?

too bad, i don't know how it's really called, my mother's a bicolana. her dishes are always with coco milk and chili pepper, a real treat for me.^_^

cathcath said...

pwede rin bang kopyahin ang retrato, kakainin ko lang.
gutom na ko kahihintay sa server naming mabalik.
arghhhh....tagahanga pala ha.

eye said...

hmmm ang sarap ng gata, naglalaway na ako. at tama, mas sumasarap nga siya pag iniwan sa ref ng kinagabihan. sarap din ito pulutan hehe!

eye said...

teka, bicol express ata ang tawag dito. di ko lang sure kung ito rin yung tawag pag may halo ng gulay :)

ting-aling said...

Tito Rolly, masarap talaga ano..but I am really closing my eyes.

Bok, I am fine. You know for the life of me, talagang hindi ko matandaan.

Cat..okey lang mangopya. At least nagpaalam ka.

Eye, iba yung bicol express eh.