Salabat is Filipino ginger tea that’s especially popular during the relatively cool month of December in the Philippines to accompany the eating of seasonal treats. The hot drink is also recommended for a sore throat.
RECIPE FOR SALABAT
- fresh ginger
- brown sugar
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING SALABAT
- Pound 2 inches of fresh ginger.
- Boil in 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar for 7-8 minutes.
- Serve hot, ideally with a rice-based Filipino delicacy, but tastes great with most pastries.
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Ludy’s has instant mixes that offer variations on salabat — they have labeled it as ginger juice, punch, and brew. There’s usually no need to add sugar to their blends. Drink while it’s hot. Zero trans fat.