Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang

There are many Filipino Side Salads but I can make only some of them due to the ingredients available here in New Zealand, so far, we have the following: Ensaladang Filipino, Ensaladang Mangga, Ensaladang Talong, Warm Okra and Tomato Salad and now were adding one to the collection, the Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang.

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang is a side salad dish made with daikon radish, tomato and red onions served on a thin dressing made with cane vinegar and bagoong alamang. Like most Filipino side dish salad this has a real sour note hence consuming it on its own is not recommended but rather have this with rice and grilled meats as they all complement well with each other. The soaked radish and its crispiness matches well to tender grilled meats specially seafood.

Have you tried any Filipino Side salads? If yes did you liked it? Let us know.

Ensaladang Labanos with Alamang
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Serves: 4
  • 1 medium daikon radish, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp bagoong alamang
  • ¼ cup cane vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • sea salt
  1. In a bowl combine sliced radish and 2 tbsp of sea salt. Leave it for 5 minutes then squeeze it with your hands and remove any excess liquid, rinse in running tap water then fully drain.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients and radish in a bowl, toss to distribute bagoong and vinegar evenly.
  3. Serve with grilled or fried meat and seafood dishes.



4 Responses

  1. Love daikon radish, so this looks perfect! Neat ingredients list — this must taste wonderful. Thanks!

  2. Also a big fan of daikon, the salad looks great and a great side to a meal. Looks so crisp too.

  3. How interesting! A salad dressed with a vinaigrette made with cane vinegar. I got try it!

  4. mjskitchen says:

    Great little salad. Have never had cane vinegar so thanks for introducing a new ingredients! Need to try it.

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