KBL(Kadyos, Baboy, Langka)

Filipino Style Recipe: KBL or Kadyos, Baboy at Langka is another simple and easy Filipino soup dish specially in Iloilo. This is similar to sinigang that has a sour broth. This dish is made out of kadyos(pigeon peas), baboy(pork leg), langka(jackfruit) and Batwan fruit which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 60-70 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

1.5 kilo pork leg, sliced
1 1/2 cup pigeon peas(kadyos)
2 cups cubed unripe jackfruit(langka), cut into larges cubes
5 pieces batwan(or 1 pack sinigang mix)
2 stalks lemongrass(tanglad)
1 onion, chopped
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
2 liters water(1 litre per batch)
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1/2 head cabbage, sliced

Part 1
1. In a pot, pour plenty of water and then soak the Kadyos for at least 8 hours or over night.
2. Bring to boil for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Boil water with salt. Add pork and simmer for 5 minutes, drain and rinse.
2. Pour water in the same pot, arrange pork and add onion, lemongrass and beef cube. Simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Add Kadyos and simmer for another 45 minutes or until pork and Kadyos is tender. Remove scum, add water if necessary.
4. Add Langka, sampaloc mix, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes or until langka is cooked.
5. Add cabbage, adjust seasoning according to taste. Cover and remove from heat. Serve hot!

1. You may used tamarind fruits(sampaloc) instead of batwan or sampaloc mix.
2. You may also used sweet potato tops(talbos ng kamote) instead of cabbage.

Ginataang Langka

Filipino Style Recipe: ginataang langka or jackfruit in coconut milk is another easy yet healthy food. Normally the jackfruit sliced and boiled. Then cooked with coconut milk together with shrimps or salted dried fish, season with salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes

Good for 5 persons

6 cups unripe jackfruit(langka), sliced
1 cup coconut cream(first extract)
2 cups coconut milk(second extract)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
200 grams medium shrimp or shredded salted dried fish(daing)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Add langka, stir and saute for a few minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk(second extract), simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
4. When the sauce is almost absorb, pour coconut cream(first extract) and season with salt and pepper.
5. Cook for another 10 minutes or until langka is tender. Stir occasionally to avoid curdling.
6. Add fried fish and green chili, simmer until sauce is thickens and oily.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.