Creamy Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Creamy Chopsuey is another variety of popular vegetable dish. Similar to typically chopsuey, it is consists of different vegetables. Instead of dissolved cornstarch, we used cream of mushroom soup for creamier and tastier dish.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small cubes
1/4 kilo shrimp, boiled and peeled
1 dozen quail eggs, boiled and shelled
12 pieces baby corn, sliced diagonally in half
100 grams snow peas(sitsaro)
1 piece medium carrot, sliced thinly
1/4 kilo cabbage, chopped 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 kilo broccoli or cauliflower, break into flowerettes
2-3 stalks leeks(kutsay), chopped 2″ long(optional)
2-3 stalks celery(kinchay), chopped 1″ long
1 piece red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 piece green bell pepper. cut in strips
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 medium onion, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Sauce Mixture:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons sesame seed oil(optional)
1-2 cups of water
1 teaspoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, water and sugar.

Part 2
1. In a pan, Simmer pork in water just enough to cover the meat. Bring to boil and cook until water dried up.
2. Add vegetable oil and set aside the meat.
3. Saute the garlic and onion then put back the meat. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Add shrimp and quail eggs. Add the carrot, baby corn and then all the vegetables. Stir cook for a minute.
5. Pour cream of mushroom and sauce mixture then adjust seasoning according to taste. Add more water if necessary.
6. Simmer over high heat 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with rice.

Spicy Pork and Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork and Eggplant is consist of fried eggplant and ground pork sauteed and cooked in spicy thick sauce. This simple yet mouth watering dish is usually served together with steamed rice.

Ingredients:
2 long eggplants cut into 2 inch length and halved
1/4 kilogram ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry eggplant until soft and browned on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. On the same pan, saute garlic, chilies, and onion until fragrant and translucent.
3. Add ground pork and cook until browned. Add oyster sauce,soy sauce and water. Simmer until sauce thickens around 10 minutes. Add back the eggplants and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to preference.
5. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

Ensaladang Repolyo

Filipino Style Recipe: Ensaladang talong or Cabbage salad is another easy and simple salad that usually served as side dish. It is consists of branch cabbage toss with tomatoes and onions then serve with fermented fish sauce or toyo-mansi.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 small size cabbage, cut into seving pieces
4 medium size tomatoes, chopped
1 large size white onion, chopped thinly
3 tablespoons fermented fish sauce (bagoong isda)
2 tablespoons vinegar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Blanch cabbage in a boiling water for a minute, Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, toss cabbage and other ingredients.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Steamed Cream Dory with Ginger Light Soy Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Steamed Cream Dory with Ginger Light Soy Sauce is another simple and quick fish dish that consists of steamed cream dory cooked in ginger light soy sauce drizzle with sesame oil.

Ingredients:
1 kilo cream dory fillets, slice into serving pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
toasted garlic for garnishing

Light Soy Sauce:
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoons chopped spring onions

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub fish fillets with salt, pepper and ginger.
2. Arrange in a steamer then steam for 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, combine ingredients then simmer to boil. Turn off the heat.
2. In a large serving plate, arrange steamed fish then pour sauce.
3. Drizzle with sesame oil then garnish with toasted garlic.
4. Serve with steamed bok choy.

Lemon Detox Water

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon Detox Water is a detoxification beverage helps flushing toxins out of the body and clear skin.

Ingredients:
2 liters water
1 lemon, slice
10 mint leaves

Procedures:
1. In a large jar, combine ingredients then refrigerate overnight.
2. Drink everyday.

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Stuffed Pork Bell Pepper

Filipino Style Recipe: Stuffed Pork Bell Pepper is a simple and easy to do recipe. You may add more or less cheese based on your preference.

Ingredients:
2 big yellow bell pepper, cut the top and remove the seeds
1/4 kilo ground pork
1 medium white onion, minced
3 pieces tomatoes, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 cup cooked rice
4 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, boil water with salt enough to cover the bell pepper.
2. Put the bell pepper on the boiling water then let it boil for 5 minutes.
3. Remove bell pepper from pot, drain, and sprinkle inside with salt. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute onions and ground pork until browned.
2. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add cooked rice, worcestershire sauce and parsley. Stir cook until well combined.
4. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan and cheddar cheese.

Part 3
1. Stuff each bell pepper with the cooked pork mixture and top with remaining cheese.
2. Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until cheese melted.
3. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!

Mushroom Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs is another easy and mouth-watering soup dish that usually during rainy season. The dish is consist of sotanghon noodles boiled in pork soup together with mushrooms and meatballs.

Ingredients:
2 packs sotanghon noodles
100 grams oyster mushrooms, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pork bouillon
fish sauce or salt and ground pepper to taste
3/4 litre of water
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion (optional)

Meatballs:
300 grams ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, soak sotanghon in water until soft then cut into desired length. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and mushroom.
2. Add water and bring to boil then add pork bouillon.
3. Add meatballs and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Add sotanghon noodles then simmer for another 2 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onion then serve immediately.

Caramel French Toast

Filipino Style Recipe: Caramel French Toast is a popular breakfast meal that consisting of sliced bread soak in eggs-milk mixture then coated with sugar. Toast with butter over a low heat then serve with caramel syrup.

Ingredients:
8 slices bread
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder(optional)
a dash of salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
unsalted butter
powdered or confectioner’s sugar(optional)
caramel syrup

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt then mix until well blended
2. Soak the sliced bread for a few seconds into mixture one at a time then gently turn to coat the other side.
3. Coat with brown sugar.
Part 2
1. In a frying pan, melt 1 teaspoon butter over low heat.
2. Toast each bread until bottom turns to golden brown then turn the bread over and do the same way.
3. Repeat the procedures for remaining slices.

Part 3
1. Transfer toasted bread to serving plate, then dust with confectioners’ sugar.
2. Serve immediately with caramel syrup together with hot coffee.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Sauteed Kangkong in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Sauteed kangkong in oyster sauce is a simple and affordable dish made of water spinach sauteed and cooked together with smoked fish and oyster sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 bunch of Kangkong (water spinach), cut into 2inch
3 pieces fried/left-over tinapa (smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup broth
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
a dash of dried chili flakes
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch and broth then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion
2. Add tinapa flakes then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add kangkong stalks then stir cook for another minute.
4. Pour oyster sauce mixture and chili flakes then bring to boil. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add kangkong leaves then simmer for a minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.