Laing Recipe

“Laing” (or Natong) is a spicy dish that is Coconut milk (or cream) based with dried taro leaves. This originated from the Philippine’s Bicol region (south most part of Luzon island). Because of its really great taste and budget friendly cost, this dish became well known.

Famous individuals are often imitated. This statement is also true for this dish. Different Laing versions sprung across the Philippines. While some added more ingredients, others used alternative ingredients. Even though several versions are around, the three key basic ingredients for the dish remain: Coconut milk, dried, Taro leaves, and Thai chili (siling Labuyo).

Laing Recipe

What I’m about to show you is not the original Bicol recipe. This is the recipe that I grew-up eating. I must admit that the original recipe really tasted great (especially when dried fish is present). I should have showed the original recipe but that is something that I’m not used to prepare. Since all my audience deserves the best, I decided to show this tried and tested variation. Enjoy!

Try this delicious Laing Recipe and let me know what you think.


Laing Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
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    • 1 pack dried taro leaves
    • 1/2 lb. pork, cut into thin strips
    • 1/2 lb. shrimp, with head (optional)
    • 1/2 cup shrimp paste
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 6 pcs Thai chili
    • 1/4 cup ginger, cut into strips
    • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
    • 3 cups Coconut milk
    • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. In a large pan, pour-in the Coconut milk and bring to a boil
    2. Add the garlic, onion, and ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes
    3. Add the pork meat and shrimp paste and stir continuously
    4. Put in the Thai chili and simmer for another 10 minutes
    5. Add the fish sauce and dried Taro leaves and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
    6. Put the shrimps in and simmer for 5 minutes
    7. Serve hot. Enjoy


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    1. Vanessa says:

      I love the taste of LAING…. Its so delicious its my new favorite

    2. E di wag mong lutuin. Namintas ka pa!

    3. about cooking the LAING…i dont agree how he cooks coz he did not wash the dried taro leaves which was we dont know where do they dry that leaves…..

    4. Leonor says:

      Thanks for this. Just one question. Aside from pork,what is other alternative ? because we dont have pork here in Kuwait.

    5. i really love Laing wish someone will cook for me♥

    6. laing is one of my favorite dish ever…thank you for posting it..

    7. i tried cooking Laing before, but the taste of dried taro leaves left me wanting. Is there a fresh alternative to the dried taro? what can possibly take its place?
      thanks in advance

    8. Terrie says:

      very nice one.. I loved the taste. Thanks a lot and keep uploading.. More Power!

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