Hidden recipes that needs our attention…

Due to the insurgent conflict in Mindanao, many of its rich culture seemed to be entrapped along with much of the cuisine and traditions that our Muslims brother have kept for so many years against so many influences one of which is this Chicken Piaparan of the Maranaos.

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This chicken dish is quite unique, given that fresh grated coconut meat is included in this dish. We sometimes put coconut milk in many of our Filipino food but mostly the meat is regarded as waste after you extract the milk. The addition of spices is also prevalent as the whole dish looks like a dried version of chicken curry. Check out the recipe. Cheers!