Iloilo Food Adventures

spreading the love for the heritage food and culture of Iloilo, Philippines



IMG_3309Prawn and mango salad — from Cuisina Ilongga, my home cafe


Gaway-gaway flowers for salads

Such a lovely hue–these flowers called gaway-gaway (pronounced as ga-wai ga-wai).  These are the blooms from a small tree with the same name.  A sister specie produces white blooms.

Mind you, these make a delicious salad in a vinaigrette dressing.  The flowers are blanched and mixed with sliced onions, tomatoes, a bit of ginger then dressed up with native vinegar and a little sugar.

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