Do you like to eat laing (gabi leaves cooked in coconut milk)?

Philippines
November 8, 2008 7:18am CST
Laing is one of my favorite dish. It is a gabi leaves that cooked in coconut milk. It is usually hot and spicy with shrimp or tiny cut of pork. I just finish eating my dinner and laing is my viand. I ate it with dried fish. Laing is the best recipe from Bicolanos. When my Aunt who lives in Bicol visits our house she always cooked laing for us and her laing is really the best. She makes laing in almost dry and oily coconut milk. How about you? Do you also like to eat laing? Thank you for sharing.
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23 responses
@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
i loooooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeee laing!!lol, i really love that food so much, my dad knows how to cook that!!and its really yummy,whoa it really made me hungry now,lol, you made me crave for that!!you should give me laing,heheheh, happy laing day!!
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
You're lucky that your dad knows how to cook laing. Every time you want to eat laing you can request him to cook you one. Sorry I can't give you laing I don't know how to cook it he he..
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
you should learn how to cook it, ivew tried it once but i dont think it taste good,haha, it ended up outside!!the very main secret on that was the pure coconut milk...as my dad say!!
@NonaSaile (924)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I'm not Bicolano, but I so like it!!! And it's been so long since I've had it. Talking and thinking about it now gives me a craving for it. I don't know how to cook it, I just buy it from outside. Unfortunately, there's no laing I've seen in any of the nearby eateries.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
That was very unfortunate. I also don't know how to cook it that's why I also buy it when I want to eat. That's why when my Aunt visits our home I always ask her to cook laing. But If shes not around I just buy it and luckily it was always available in my favorite restaurant.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I don't want to cook it, looks hard , I just want to eat it! Thanks Theresa, mwahhh!!! Tomorrow if I still have the craving, and knowing me, I still will, I'm going to the "talipapa" and search out every eatery there for a "laing".
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I have never tried eating laing... the smell is somewhat a turn off for me... but my mother loves it... in the past... she would like cook it weekly... but nowadays... she rarely does that... i guess she got tired of eating it all by herself...
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
If I knew your mom I will ask her to give me some of her laing he he.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I also like eating laing with a lot of coconul milk and with a little spicy I prefer a not too spicy version. wow yummy! that makes me hungry! =)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
Laing is really best with lots of coconut milk and a little bit spicy.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
although i have never had the chance to try this dish but i have heard so much about it and i have even seen Boy Abunda tried cooking it when he visited a place in Bicol i forgot the name of the town...but i love spicy foods so i guess i will like this dish.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I think I also watched that show but I also forgot the place. I always heard that Roderick Paulate's mom is a good laing cooker. Laing is delicious and some cook it very hot and spicy you will definitely like it too.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Laing is one Bicol dish I like. I remember when I was in Bicol last September, I really requested for laing and Bicol express. I find Bicol dishes great, and I have to say that the spiciness of Bicol dishes is delightful.
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Ah, yes, one of my favorite "gulay" vegetable dish ever, I really like it with fried fish like Gigi or galungong. I like it when it is spicy but not too spicy. Whenever, my aunt or any cousin of mine have come from Bicol, they always bring us gabi leaves since they know it's our favorite. I remember that my grandmother is the one who are good in cooking this, she makes it in almost oily coconut milk and got a bite of spice in it. She teach me how to cook laing and I think my laing is delicious but I think that I still didn't cook it just like her laing and her laing are still the best.
@glords (2614)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I haven't ever tried Laing, but it sounds delicious. I wish there was somewhere I try it in the US. I'd go order it today... now you've got me craving something I cant have.
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
I love laing. One of my friends cooked laing for me. I have to say that I am so into spicy stuff and eating laing is like tasting one of my favorite food.
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
I love laing!!! :) It's one of my fave Filipino vegetable dishes. Sometimes it makes my throat itchy but it depends on the quality of leaves used. When I only have a little, I don't get itchy throat. I've tried laing with bagoong (shrimp paste) and it's so good as well. :)
@pam9979 (47)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Hmmmm..... Laing... very yummy....I remember the days, my mom used to cook laing and she sells it. Whenever our neighbors smells the aroma of my mom's laing, they will hurriedly go to our house and order laing although she's not yet done cooking. She's very very good in cooking laing coz she's a bicolana and that is her specialty. Goldilock's laing is good too. :)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
I'm a Filipino, and laing is one of my favorite dishes, i really like when it has shrimp on it, not good with pork on it, my grandmother likes it too, and it funny when she cooks vegetables it is always cooked with coconut milk.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
One of my favorite Filipino dishes. Pakbet and sinigang are favorites too. and the Bikol express is a blast. Hoooot!!! especially if you eat during lunch or dinner. What makes it more delicious is the hot pepper. Bikol express is best also from Bicol. I never tasted anything better than that fom bicol.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Laing is so delicious my friend.You made me hungry and craving for it now,my wife always cook laing for us and it mde me eat a lot.
@noelcruz (324)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Yes I love eating Laing with crab. Yummy, Happy mylotting!!
@jhenn22 (1242)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I was used to eat laing when i was in manila. i bought the ready made one because i don't know to prepare laing. I love it because it spicy and nutritious. But because that i am now in davao i can't able now to have laing in our table because i don't know where to buy it here and aside from that i don't know how to cook laing. Laing would be one the greatest bicolanos dish and i love it very much...Keep on mylotting!
@24Champ (465)
8 Nov 08
I love "laing" because it is really appetizing. However, sometimes, when I eat laing, my tongue feels like a bit itchy. They said it's in the preparation. Is there a "secret" in cooking "laing" to prevent this sort of itchiness on the tongue?
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Ummm no,not really. My mom and cousins would love eating it though. They will put too much sili (pepper) in it and some dried fish...or pork. Either way they loved it. I don't :)
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I have only learned to eat laing when my mother-in-law prepared it and I couldn't do anything but to eat it. I haven't really tried it before that so when I did taste it, it was actually good, I always thought otherwise... but now I like it a bit spicy !
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I love this food. it is just so sad that I cant cook it here in the US since I dont have any leaves to use. But lucky enough, I found from the Filipino store the canned laing. It doesnt taste as good as the fresh ones we have back in the Phils. but atleast I have the taste of it.. Cant wait to go home and have this food on the table with fried fish and hot white rice.. That made me hungry.. LOL