In the municipality of Cabatuan there is this soup that is said to be kept well by the locals, the “Tinuom”. “Tinuom” came from the word the Hiligaynon word “toum” which means to cover or to keep.
- Native chicken, chopped
- Banana leaves
- Combine chopped native chicken, sliced tomatoes, onion, lemongrass, ginger, and salt in a bowl.
- Add enough water to submerge the ingredients.
- Transfer it in the banana leaves, be sure to have it wrapped and sealed well.
- Boil for 30 minutes
- Cut the banana leaves open in a bowl
- Serve while it is hot.
A comfort food that is meant to be shared and not kept.
While Tinuom has a subtle effect on the palate, if you want a beefy taste, Matok is a great soup with a stronger kick.