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Chopsuey with Chicken Liver

One of my favourite vegetable dishes to eat is Chopsuey, it was a Chinese cuisine adopted by the Filipinos.  We have been planning to prepare this dish for dinner but we always forget to buy chicken liver in the local market.

Chopsuey

When we are finally able to buy the missing ingredients, we had it. Instead of buying vegetables separately we bought mixed vegetables for chopsuey for P10.00 per plastic, it was already expensive compare those times where they only cost P5.00 per plastic.

Cooking chopseuy at home is easy as 1, 2, 3

Ingredients:

Mixed vegetables (carrots, cabbage, beans and spinach), chicken liver, oil, onion, garlic, salt

Procedure:

  1. Saute the garlic and onion
  2. Put-in the chicken liver and let cook for few minutes
  3. Add the mixed vegetables, cover the pot and fry for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked
  4. Add cup of water and bring to a boil and let it simmer,
  5. Sprinkle salt to taste
  6. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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Banana Plantain Cooked in Coconut Milk

The other day, we decided to cook medium ripe banana plantain in coconut milk, my mother initially wanted to have the banana plantain boiled but since we have one coconut from the hill that my Uncle owned I have suggested to have it cooked with coconut milk. It was been a long time since I have eaten this food and I am craving for it.

My sister sliced the bananas in slices and boiled it with the second milk from the grated coconut, and when it was boiled and dried a little she added the first milk from the coconut and a little sugar and I told her to add a pint of salt for better taste.

Yummy snack!

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Sautéed Bean Sprouts

On summer months where fields are dry planting mongo beans is one of the best options of many farmers in our area. My father had planted a few in the small piece of land his farming and a few weeks ago he already had a harvest.

For a change just merely by boiling and sautéing the beans we decided to soaked some mongo beans and let them grow and when the beans sprouted, we sautéed vegetable with it.

Sautéed Mongo Sprouts

Making this dish is so easy all you will need to do is sauté the ingredients and add a little seasoning to enhance the flavor and you are done.

My Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of mongo sprouts
  • Chicken strips
  • Mixed vegetables (carrots, cabbage, beans and turnips) this can be bought in the public market for ten pesos per small packed.
  • Garlic, onions, oil, salt, black pepper and etc.,

Procedure

  1. Saute the garlic and onion, add the strips of chicken and mixed vegetables
  2. Add the mongo bean sprouts and chicken broth and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt (as needed) and pepper, and turn off the heat.
  4. Serve with rice, best with boiled egg aside.

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Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk (Chicken Curry)

Chicken curry is one the Filipino food I missed living abroad, when you live in a country which is not tropical like Philippines, coconut is not easy to find. Although there is some coconut milk in can but the effect and result isn’t the same of fresh coconut milk. They are tending to be more oily and sweeter, it looks like they are more appropriate to use in cooking sweetened rice or rice cakes.

Chicken Curry

The other day, my mother asked us what we would like to eat so I suggest chicken cooked in coconut milk or chicken curry. It was been a long time since I had it, so we bought chicken and a piece of coconut.

Chicken curry can be cooked in variety of ways or with different ingredients but normally in the province chicken curry is cooked with raw papaya.

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Afternoon Snack for the Family: Camote Cue

One of the popular snack foods in the Philippines that you can also find being sold in the street during the afternoon is Camote cue, deep fried sweet potatoes with caramelized sugar which is either white or brown sugar.

During the afternoon, there is someone selling snacks around the neighbourhood but there are days that she failed to show up so we decided to prepare our own afternoon snack. We bought sweet potatoes in the public market when it was market day; it is a day where most farmers are selling their fresh crops and vegetables in cheap prices.

Sweet potatoes are sold per heap or pile, each pile cost P20.00. So much cheaper than being sold in Korea eh, when we are living in Korea we always buy sweet potatoes when we shopped because it is part of my husband’s diet food and it normally cost around P200-300 pesos per small bag.

Ingredients:

Sweet potatoes, brown or white sugar and oil

Cooking camote is very simple like how simple the ingredients are, you just need to peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small round pieces and deep fried them and when they are little brown add some sugar and mixed them carefully and cooked them until the sugar is caramelized. It was best to serve with cold soft drinks to drink.

Tip: Banana Cue is cooked the same way!

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