Apan-apan is an Ilonggo dish using swamp cabbage ( kangkong). My parents always cook this when I was younger that's why learned this recipe from them (both of them are Ilonggo). You can use also the leaves for this dish, but we love it with only the stalks then we use the leaves for other dishes. If you love adobong kangkong, you will surely love apan-apan.
3 cups swamp cabbage stalks ( tangkay ng kangkong) cut into bite size
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons shrimp paste ( bagoong alamang)
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper or according to your taste
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
|swamp cabbage stalks|
1. Saute the garlic then add the shrimp paste and saute until cooked then add the swamp cabbage stalks and ground pepper then give a good stir until almost done.
2. Add the vinegar and simmer until cooked then turn off the heat.
3. Serve hot with rice :-).