Alternative names
  • Talunan na manok
  • Chicken talunan
  • Talunang manok
TypeSoup or stew
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateTagalog
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsMeat, fish sauce, onions, vinegar, tomatoes

Talunan or talonan is a Filipino chicken soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor. It is prepared like a combination of Philippine adobo and paksiw, with vinegar, garlic, ginger, black peppercorns, patis (fish sauce), bay leaves, and salt. Some recipes add pork to the dish. The name literally means "loser" in Tagalog, as it was traditionally cooked from the tough meat of losing roosters used in cockfighting.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Recipe #33: CHICKEN TALUNAN". Luto ni Lola. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chicken Talunan Recipe". Lutong Chef Pinoy Recipes. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Talunang Manok". About Filipino Food. May 10, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chicken Talunan Recipe". GutomNa!. July 19, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2019.