Kareng Ingles is a Filipino dish prepared with chicken and tropical vegetables such as snake beans, okra and bok choy in coconut milk.
Let me present you another lesser known Filipino dish called Kareng Ingles, a local dish in Laguna where chicken or other proteins like pork and shrimps together with vegetables like snake beans, okra and bok choy are cooked in soup infused with coconut milk. It may look like a ginataang manok but the ingredients are quite different, vegetables used in this dish are the vegetables commonly used in kare kare but instead of peanut based sauce, coconut milk is used. The name Kareng Ingles when directly translated to English means “English Curry” and I am not sure why is it named like such. There are no references online on its history so I can’t elaborate it further but on observation, it is like a dish where three popular dishes are joined into one, the Kare Kare, Ginataan and Tinola.
It’s quite a simple yet tasty dish where it is prepared like tinola where garlic, onions and ginger are sauteed before adding the rest of the dry ingredients before it is cooked in coconut milk. The result is like a creamy tinola that is of course perfectly paired with rice.