Tinola is a traditional Filipino stew of meat and green papaya.

When you say tinola, the first thing that pops into a Filipino’s head is tinolang manok, which is chicken meat and green papaya cooked in a stew. 

Tinola: Filipino Food

If you don’t have green papaya available, you can use sayote (chayote in English and Spanish) as a substitute.

The dark leafy-vegetable component can be malunggay or sili leaves.

Ginger will give it a distinct flavor.

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