Servings: 5

Total Time: 35 mins

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

There are just so many countries in the world, each offering different cuisine. But have you considered that not all dishes in every nation taste the same? More importantly, have you considered that some countries make a dish that is so unique that it can be considered their very own dish? Laing is one of the most popular Philippine recipes served during special occasions especially wedding occasions. 

Given its popularity, it has turned into a very important part of Filipino cooking. There are many varieties of Laing but the common ingredients used for preparing this vegetarian dish are taro leaves (dahon ng saging), garlic, ginger, onions, chilies and salt.


  • 5 Cups Dried Taro Leaves
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 4 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 3 Pieces Labuyo Chili
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 9 Pieces Dried Fish or Smoked Fish


Step 1

The first step is to prepare a medium pot. Finely chop the onion and chop the garlic. Place coconut milk, water, onion, garlic and dried fish in a pot. Turn on medium heat and bring to a boil, you can also use low heat.

Step 2

Wash the dried taro leaves and add to the pot as soon as the mixture boils, cook without stirring for 10 minutes with the lid closed.

Step 3

Add chili and salt.

Step 4

Continue cooking until coconut milk is reduced or almost completely gone. Serve with boiled rice.

There is no need to explain how delicious Laing is. If you haven’t tasted it, then it’s time to add it on your list of dishes to try. This dish is made from taro leaves which are cooked in coconut milk and it is really good for breakfast as well as lunch or dinner.

laing recipe

Recommended Articles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to