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.

Beef Bulalo

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef bulalo is a popular soup dish consisting of beef shanks and bone marrow that is usually served during cold or rainy season.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shank with bone marrow, cut into serving pieces
1 bundle Chinese cabbage
1 bundle bokchoy (pechay) (optional)
1/2 small cabbage, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
1 liter of water
2 Japanese corns, cut into 3-4 pieces
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 & 1/2 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks scallion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, place beef, ginger and pour water then simmer for at least 1 hour until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time).
2. Add Japanese corn, onion and peppercorns then season with salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until corn is tender.
3. Add vegetables then simmer for another 3 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
4. Sprinkle with scallion then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

Sauteed Cabbage with Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: sauteed cabbage with oyster sauce is another simple and healthy yet affordable dish. The cabbage sauteed together with pork then cooked in oyster sauce until tender. This is usually serve as main dish and sometimes as side dish together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
1 small size cabbage, cut into serving pieces
1 small carrot, cut into serving pieces
100 grams pork or chicken, cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion chopped
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork then continue sauteing until brown.
3. Add vegetables and stir cook for a minute then pour water and oyster sauce.
4. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then season with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Cabbage Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: cabbage soup is another simple and healthy soup dish that usually served during rainy season. This soup dish is good for those on diet and health conscious. Normally the cabbage and other veggies were stir cook then simmer with chicken broth until tender. If you prefer to add meat, you may include chicken breast or ground pork.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-6 servings

Ingredients:
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 white onions, diced
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

2 pieces chicken breast(optional)
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
1 chicken cube(bouillon cube),(optional)
1 cup celery, diced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boil water then add chicken, ginger, onion, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes.
2. Remove chicken and shred using fork. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell pepper, celery and carrots then stir cook until slightly tender.
3. Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, bouillon cube, tomatoes and cabbage.
4. Reduce heat and bring to boil until veggies are tender.
5. Season with chili flakes, salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving then serve hot.

Stir Fried Cabbage

Filipino style recipe: stir fried cabbage or ginisang repolyo is another healthy yet affordable dish. Normally the cabbage sauteed with tomatoes and beaten egg. Pork or shrimps may added if desired.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
1 small size cabbage, shredded
2 eggs, beaten
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add tomato, stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Season with fish sauce then add cabbage. Stir and cook until crisp-tender.
4. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
5. Pour beaten eggs, stir until eggs are cooked.
6. Transfer to serving plate, then serve hot.

Notes:
1. You may also add pork or shrimp if desired.