Laing


Laing

Laing is a vegetable dish made from taro leaves, garlic, chilies, and coconut milk. It is usually associated with the cuisine of the Bicol region known for its spicy food. Versions elsewhere tend to be milder.

One needs to be aware that raw taro leaves and roots are poisonous and dangerous if ingested. They need to be heated for a prolonged period to remove the toxins. This is why taro leaves sold in markets are typically dried since the drying process lessens the risk.