One part of my new year's resolution is to learn how to cook better, preferably Filipino food. As I mentioned in my previous posts, my mom is a VERY good cook so I haven't really been able to practice much except in college (you can ask my roommates tho there were a lot of epic fails). Now that I am back home, I am taking advantage of every opportunity to learn how to cook from the best. ;) My first Filipino food that I will be sharing is Tinola.
According to Wikipedia, Tinola in Tagalog or Visayan, or la uya in Ilocano is a soup-based dish served as an appetizer or main entrée in the Philippines. Traditionally, this dish is cooked with chicken, wedges of green papaya, and leaves of the siling labuyo chili pepper in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce.
It is one of my favorite dishes to eat, but also to cook, because it's pretty simple!
prep time: 15 min
cook time: 45 min. - 1 hour (depending on your chicken)
Total time: 1 hour - 1 hour 15 min