Erwan shows you how to level up your kilawin with tabon tabon
Erwan Heussaff’s new vlog concept Bahay Kubo is gaining a lot of popularity among his followers for showcasing the different regional dishes in the Philippines.
For his fourth episode, Erwan introduced his viewers to the tabon tabon fruit, which is relatively unknown to people in Luzon but is quite popular in Mindanao. Tabon tabon, which literally translates to cover cover in English is a tropical fruit which is mostly found in Camiguin and in parts of northern Mindanao.
It looks a lot like the chico but tastes quite bitter on its own. It blends well with other ingredients though and is known for its antibacterial properties that prevent indigestion and food poisoning.
Anyways, back to Erwan’s recipe. With the use of the tabon tabon instead of the vinegar, Erwan said that the fruit gives the kilawin a different flavor that’s so intense.
“It kind of brings out this sweet and sour flavor… the addition of the tabon tabon makes it so good,” he said after he tasted the finished product.
If you’re curious about the recipe and how Erwan makes this version of the kilawin, check out his vlog on the link below. (ANGEL ONG)