Umbuyan, tinapa flakes wrapped in pechay leaves

Nov 22

Umbuyan is tinapa flakes sautéed in olive oil and wrapped in pechay leaves . Its origins in Manila is found in the place where Andres Bonifacio was born. When I looked for the definition of “Umbuyan”, I could only see “fish smoking house worker”, Tinapa is smoked fish so I understand the rationale behind the name of the dish. Try this recipe from the Chef of Ilustrado, the home of heritage Filipino-Spanish cuisine .

Umbuyan tinapa flakes

good for 2 persons:

Ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil

25 gms. garlic

30 gms. onion

200 gms. tinapa flakes

9 pcs. petchay leaves

1 tbsp. fried garlic (for garnish)

Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until brown. Add the flaked tinapa and cook for 2 minutes.

2. Season sparingly (remember that the tinapa is already salty and flavorful) and set aside.

3. Spread 6 pieces of blanched petchay leaves on a food prep surface or plate.

4. Remove the stalks of the petchay leaves and chop the stalks together with the remaining 3 pieces petchay leaves.

5. In a separate bowl, mix with the flaked tinapa.

6. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture on top of the blanched petchay leaves then roll similar to how one would roll a spring roll.

7. Plate and sprinkle with the fried garlic. Serve warm or cold.

For more information, log on to www.themayakitchen.com or e-mail [email protected]

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (354 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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