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Apan-apan is an Ilonggo favorite and an authentic dish in the Ilonggo region. It is closest to Adobong kangkong, a famous dish in the Tagalog region. As an Ilonggo I would say that Apan-apan is much more flavorful and mouthwatering because of Ginamos.
Ginamos is very close to Bagoong Alamang but a far cry from bagoong. Apan-apan Recipe is very easy and simple to cook, great for a quick meal. Prepare more rice when you cook this dish, you will surely crave for more!
- Kangkong (River Spinach) 1 bunch or tali.
- 3 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
- 1 Medium sized Onion, sliced
- 1 teaspoons of Guinamos (Shrimp paste) or Bago-ong Alamang
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- Cooking Oil
- Green hot pepper, sliced (optional)
Apan-apan Cooking Instructions:
- Wash and clean the Kangkong
- Remove the leaves of kangkong then cut stems to 2 inches long. Set aside.
- In a fry or sauce Pan sauté garlic and onion.
- Add the Kangkong and Guinamos or bagoong alamang, and vinegar stir well then bring to a boil until the stems are cooked.
- Add the sugar and green hot pepper, you can add more Vinegar if you prefer more sour taste.
- Let it simmer for few minutes.
- Serve hot with garlic rice
Here’s the ready to serve Apan-apan Recipe
Apan-apan Recipe, an Ilonggo favorite dish