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Tinolang Palaka
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Tinolang Palaka

This traditional Asian frog-leg soup is full of unexpected flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 61kcal


  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 in ginger
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 frog legs
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 1 chayote
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring regularly, until limp and aromatic. Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Add frog legs. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until frog legs are tender.
  • Add chayote and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until tender yet crisp. Season with salt
    and pepper to taste.
  • Add spinach, turn off heat and cover to allow spinach to
    cook in leftover heat. Serve hot.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3985IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg