It’s Home Cooking Wednesday today so I’m posting another Pinoy recipe. This is very close to my heart because it’s the first dish I cooked. (Thanks, momma!)

Tinola is a soup-based dish and a common meal/dish in the Philippines.

Traditionally, it’s cooked with chicken, wedges of green papaya, and leaves of the siling labuyo.

The broth is flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce. However, there are a few variations of this dish that are equally delicious.


Green Papaya, cut into wedges
Fish sauce
Malunggay leaves/Hot Pepper leaves


1. Wash the chicken and the vegetables
2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
3. Add the chicken and cook until light brown
4. Add water for the soup (Depends on how much soup you want and how many heads will eat)
5. Add fish sauce and salt to taste and simmer
6. Add the green papaya wedges and cook until tender
7. Add the hot pepper leaves and cook for a few minutes more
8. Share and enjoy!

I didn’t put suggested amount of ingredients because most often that not, these vary from one to another and aren’t religiously followed. It’s best to decide how much you need based on the number of people you’ll serve.

Photography and post-processing by Tender Blender Food Design.

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If you tried this, let me know how it went and if you liked it! ❤

See you on the next recipe! 🙂



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