Laing/ Taro Leaves cooked in Coconut Milk


  • A bunch of Taro Leaves, washed and dried [♥you can also buy dried ones at the grocery]
  • milk of three coconuts [♥ you can also used canned]
  • ¼ ground pork
  • 100g shrimp, washed and shelled
  • 1 tbsp ginger, sliced
  • 3 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bird’s eye chili [optional]


  1. Wash taro leaves, slice into bite size pieces and dry it out for a few days.
  2. Pour half of the coconut milk and same amount of water in a deep pan or a wok.
  3. Mix in the sliced ginger,ground pork, shrimp and shrimp paste
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes.Then add taro leaves.
  5. Simmer until Taro Leaves are soft and wilted. If sauce dries out before the leaves are soft just add water.
  6. Add the rest fo the coconut milk just before it gets cooked.
  7. Stir in, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  8. If you want it spicy put slices of bird’s eye chili.