Dried chili flakes and chili sauce

Connie Veneracion

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  1. beth says:

    Thanks for this tip.We have a siling labuyo shrub too in our garden and really didnt know what to do with the numerous fruits and just let the birds feed on it.Poor birds, now they have competition!

    • Connie says:

      I’ve seen that happen too and wonder how the chilis don’t burn the birds’ mouths. Maybe they don’t have taste buds for “spicy”? :)

      • beth says:

        First, they are attracted to the bright red color and second , maybe you are right,no taste buds for spicy!We used to have 1 parrot and 1 Mynah bird and old folks said we should feed them siling labuyo daily so the birds will have glib tongues.Did it work?I dont know, but I swear,both birds were so chatty!

        • Alex says:

          I know this is an old post, but you’re right, birds can’t feel the capsaicin in chilies. :) In a lot of large bird feed mixes, there are dried chilis in there. Birds love them!

          This counts for parrots (psittacines), I don’t know if other birds are the same, but it’s likely.

  2. A says:

    When drying the chilies, do you ever have a problem with mold? If so, how do you solve it?

    BTW, I live in Antipolo too, and we also have labuyo bushes—which we didn’t plant. Birds poop in our backyard, and where they do, bushes spring up. So far, we have papaya and chili, all courtesy of the birds.

    Hey, who knows, maybe our chilies come from you, via the critters who eat them, hahaha :p

  3. Thanks for sharing! Looks pretty easy to try. We have a wet kitchen with an exhaust fan, but I think that whoever is doing the frying will suffer a bit.

    Since you are using homegrown chilis, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at

    http://chezannies.blogspot.com/2010/02/announcing-grow-your-own-39.html

  4. trosp says:

    In my food stall at RFC Las Pinas, I made a claim that I have the spiciest chili dipping sauce.

    What I do is boil chilies in water for one or two minutes, remove their stems after they’re boiled, and with some cooking oil, process them in a blender. After that, fry them again (with additional cooking oil, soy sauce, and vinegar).

    • Storm G. says:

      Hi Trosp! I live near RFC in Las Piñas. May I know the name of your stall so I can scout it around & look for your chili dipping sauce.:-)

      Thanks.

  5. Trosp says:

    Hi Storm G,

    The name of my stall is Alamak Mami Bar etc. My apology for my late reply. I’ve just pulled it out from RFC last Feb 28. I can’t manage it anymore. I’m so preoccupied with my other “racket” which has just came lately (something I can’t refuse).

    What I have right now is the same type of business but is located in my residence in Veraville Subdivision Manuela.

  6. mariles paras says:

    hi…i use a blender to save on chopping time. i usually put in garlic and some siling labuyo simultaneously then fry in oil ..sort of the one they use in siomai foodcarts.

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