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Yup, We're Drooling Over Ivana Alawi's Delicious Chicken Binagoongan + Seafood Salad

They're both family recipes!
PHOTO: YouTube/Ivana Alawi

Ivana Alawi is back with another vlog, and this time, it's a cooking video with her mom! It's been a while since she last cooked on camera—the last time being her family cook-off challenge—so we were excited to see her back in the kitchen. This time, she decided to make chicken binagoongan (which is her specialty, BTW) and Thai-style seafood salad, and of course, we took down some notes. Keep on scrolling to learn more:

Ivana Alawi's Chicken Binagoongan Recipe

Ingredients needed:

  • Bagoong alamang
  • Chicken
  • Okra
  • Amapalaya
  • Eggplant
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Garlic
  • Sugar

Instructions needed:

1. Slice the tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Set them aside.

2. Sauté some of the garlic and onions until they turn a bit brown. Add the chicken and keep stirring until they are cooked through.

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3. For the alamang, cook the leftover garlic and onions plus the tomatoes in a pan on medium heat. Add some of the alamang and let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

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4. To finish, combine the cooked chicken and alamang and mix them until they are well-incorporated.

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Thai-style Seafood Salad

Ingredients needed:

  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Mussels
  • Lemon juice
  • Fish sauce
  • Garlic
  • Chili
  • Cilantro leaves


1. Steam the crab for 10 minutes. Set them aside right after.

2. Place the mussels on a pot with a bit of water and let them steam. You'll know they're done when they start to ~open~.

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3. Cut the heads of the shrimp and slice through its spine to let them ~open up~. Let them cook in a pot for about a minute—until the tails of the shrimp turn orange.

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4. Take off the skin of the squid and slice them into bite-size pieces. Let them cook in a pot as well.

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5. To create the salad, mix together lemon juice, chili, coriander leaves, fish sauce, and fresh garlic in a big bowl. Add the crab, shrimp, mussels, and squid to the bowl. Mix well to really let the different flavors shine through!

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