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Tino-um na Uhong

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.
Here's a simple recipe for Tino-um na Uhong
Ingredients
  • 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
  • Oil
  • Banana leaf
  • Kalkag or deveined/shelled shrimps (optional)

How to cook Tino-um na Uhong
  1. Wash the uhong thoroughly.
  2. Layer the uhong, patola, tomatoes and onions in the banana leaf.
  3. Place shrimps on top if you're using them.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with a little soy sauce and oil
  5. Fold the banana leaf and close it using some banana stalks thread. Or just wrap it with more banana leaves.
  6. Place 1/2 cup of water  in the pan. Be sure water does NOT enter the banana leaves
  7. Cook in a medium heated pan for about 15-20 minutes. 
  8. When done, open the banana leaves (sprinkle some toasted kalkag, if you opt for it) and serve.

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