Tino-um is basically a cooking technique where in the ingredients are wrapped in banana leaves then cooked. Among the most popular tino-um dished is the tino-um nga manok of the town of Cabatuan. You can also to-um other ingredients including shrimps and vegetables.
- 2 cups Uhong (mushrooms), shredded
- 1/2 cup Patola. sliced
- 2 medium size Tomatoes, quartered
- 1 medium size Onion, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- Soy sauce
- Banana leaf
- Kalkag or deveined/shelled shrimps (optional)
How to cook Tino-um na Uhong
- Wash the uhong thoroughly.
- Layer the uhong, patola, tomatoes and onions in the banana leaf.
- Place shrimps on top if you're using them.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little soy sauce and oil
- Fold the banana leaf and close it using some banana stalks thread. Or just wrap it with more banana leaves.
- Place 1/2 cup of water in the pan. Be sure water does NOT enter the banana leaves
- Cook in a medium heated pan for about 15-20 minutes.
- When done, open the banana leaves (sprinkle some toasted kalkag, if you opt for it) and serve.