Ginarep is a Filipino soup dish that originated in the Bicol region and is prepared with shrimp, corn and malunggay
Of all the Bicolano dishes that I tried this is the one that does not look like one as most of the Bicolano dishes are usually prepared with coconut milk or is hot because of the chillies. My roots from my mother side is Bicolano so I grew up with a lot of Bicolano dishes, laing and Bicol express is almost a main stay on our dining table. I do remember Ginarep, as my grandmother prepares them once in a while, it was not a regular dish as it contains prawns which is an expensive commodity back home, so this type of soup was prepared only on special occasions.
Ginarep is closely similar to the Kapampangan’s Suam na mais where corn is the main ingredient and prepared in a soup form, but instead of using chilli leaves and chicken the Bicolano version uses malunggay and prawns. This is a really nice dish specially if you use the fresh ears of corn, its sweet and savoury taste makes it a really comforting dish specially on a cold weather.