Name of image A traditional Maranao dish called Piaparan-A-Manok Gulf News


For the soup

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 red onions, sliced.

1 whole chicken


Shredded coconut, 2 cups

Coconut milk, 1 cup

Chayote, diced

Cabbage, chopped

1 bell pepper, sliced

Coconut oil

For palapa (ground all ingredients)

Sakurab, thinly chopped

Bird's eye chili

Pounded ginger

Toasted grated coconut


To make the soup

1. Sauté garlic and onions in a pan then add chicken

2. Add water, enough to cover the chicken. Let it boil

3. Add palapa 

4. Add 1 tbsp turmeric and some salt to taste

5. After the chicken has boiled, remove the chicken from the pan and add coconut milk to the mixture

6. Add vegetables

To make Piaparan-A-Manok 

1. In a separate bowl, mix the shredded coconut, 2 tsp of turmeric and 2 tbsp o palapa

2. In a pan, heat coconut oil and add the bell pepper

3. Add the mixed shredded coconut and cook until fragrant.

4. Add boiled chicken to the pan, and shredded coconut.

5. Cook in low fire, mix and leave in the pan for about 10 minutes.

6. Your dish is ready to serve.