Hot Salabat

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    Appears in
    Memories of Philippine Kitchens

    By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

    Published 2006

    • About

    We serve salabat to customers who request it and offer it to people who come in suffering from sore throats or colds. It is a soothing and healing brew that can compete with Mom’s chicken soup anytime.

    The most straightforward way to make the salabat is to boil pieces of ginger until you get a beverage that has some bite to it. Romy adds a couple of other ingredients to the brew to soften the ginger’s edge: oranges, apples, or better yet, during the fall, quince. The aroma of brewin