Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Did you try inobarang manok?

BEST! Dishes in AKLAN
Enobarang Manok

Puno ng saging at hinaluan ng bisayang manok at linuto yan ang pambato ng 
masarap na pagkain ng aklan.

Inobarang Manok - Banana tree mix with chicken and spice. 


Mantika, Sibuyas, Asin, Bawang, Tanglad,
Luya, Suka at Paminta.


Chicken, hacked to pieces (see Filipino Chicken Cuts how to hack chicken to pieces)

Banana pith – this is the center-most layer of the banana trunk; the banana trunk is composed of layers and layers of ‘bark’ – so you have to peel each layer of the bark until you reach the white parts, probably the last three or four remaining layers of the trunk; this is very tender and sweet, sliced thinly across; Note: this may not be available in the diaspora but I thought I saw some frozen in Filipino stores, or maybe canned from Thailand or Vietnam. Maybe I am just dreaming. If this is not available, you can use canned or fresh hearts of palm (this is also called ubod in the Filipino language).

 coconut milk, lemon grass, salt
vinegar,onion, sliced ,garlic, a clove or two, pounded
black pepper
ginger, small piece, pounded
cooking oil

– fruit or leaf called ‘aeabihig’ tree – sorry I do not know its equivalent in English or Tagalog, it’s for souring, so it’s optional

Saute onion and garlic in cooking oil. Add chicken pieces and saute until the meat is nearly-cooked. Add coconut oil. Boil. Add lemon grass and banana pith slices. 

Add ginger, salt and pepper. Add vinegar or the leaf or fruit of aeabihig (if you want this a little bit acidic) or not, depends on you. Simmer until the chicken is tender.

Enobarang Manok 

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