Recipes – Chicken Surol

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Here are some recipes to share with all of you…tasting Filipino food is unique that it has the influences from around the world really – well we got the Spaniards of course, then the Chinese, and American cuisines. I hope that you enjoy some of the recipes and if you have any to share, please send them and I can post it here or you can register and post it yourself!

My cousin Marites sent this one and sounds yummy! It is one of many favorites in Mambajao, Camiguin.


1 whole native chicken (it has to be native chicken) chopped into small pieces
1 fresh coconut, grated or 1 pack of reconstituted coconut milk
3 Lemon grass, including roots (leaves not necessary, cut into a pencil long sticks)
some kalabo (Philippine salbei)
piece of ginger
chillis, small hot ones
some red and green peppers cut into long strips
onions (the local ones with leaves, chopped into small pieces)
Patis (Fish sauce)

Stir the pieces of chicken into a bit of oil, cover and let its natural juice simmer
Add all other ingredients except the unions and stir, add Patis and pepper
Pour the coconut milk (some do it in two portions, first the pure, then the second – mix with water)
Boil and serve while hot.

Comments (10)

cointryNo GravatarDecember 8th, 2008 at 21:03

Interesting recipe. I am a Filipino but its my first time to hear surol and kalabo. It could be local to Camiguin. I usually cook my ginataan with the diluted coconut milk first.
You can delete my comment after reading this, but you should capitalize proper nouns like filipino, chinese american. It should be onions instead of unions

EyebeeNo GravatarDecember 9th, 2008 at 10:24

This looks like an interesting recipe

KatNo GravatarDecember 9th, 2008 at 13:51

Thank you for your comments cointry and as you can see I've corrected it to your satisfaction! If you have any other recipes you would like to share, please do.

the CHEFNo GravatarDecember 24th, 2008 at 06:34

not familiar with couple of ingredients but still its a great recipe. will have to try it sooner or later

tilapia recipesNo GravatarFebruary 12th, 2009 at 02:16

i'm from the philippines but i haven't heard of 'surol'

tilapia recipesNo GravatarFebruary 12th, 2009 at 04:16

i'm from the philippines but i haven't heard of 'surol'

tilapia recipesNo GravatarFebruary 12th, 2009 at 08:16

i'm from the philippines but i haven't heard of 'surol'

Earl Maureal RañesesSeptember 11th, 2011 at 05:55

I’ve tasted this first time when we went to Camiguin last Sept 3-4, 2011. And it was so delicious! I don’t usually eat dishes with coconut milk but this one is an exception! Thanks for posting the recipe! :)

KatNo GravatarSeptember 12th, 2011 at 19:26

glad you enjoyed it! and your welcome! =)

RoxyNo GravatarJuly 7th, 2015 at 14:32

Proud Camiguingnon here from Bahrain :)

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