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Chicken and Papaya Soup


Chicken and papaya soup………….. When you feel sick or unwell due to some hangover, lack of sleep or even headache, I highly recommend you to have this dish. It is a soup made with papaya, ginger and chicken. This dish is considered to be a variation of a tinola (PHI chicken soup) as it is composed of garlic, ginger and onions……………………….Did you know that ginger has been known for its healing properties.    Fresh ginger juice if applied to minor burns as well as skin irritations provides immediate relief for some people where as ginger oil is used in spas and saloons for a perceived refreshing effect on one’s mind and a potential ability to reduce arthritic pain. Another is, Ginger can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 12 pcs chicken wings
  • 2 small ripe papaya
  • 3 pcs large green chillies
  • 1/2 cup of  ginger Julienne sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper
  • 1 litre water

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.  then add in chicken and saute for 10 minutes allowing the chicken flavor to come out. Season with salt and pepper
  • add in water and boil and cook for about 15 minutes. then add in vegetables.
  • Adjust taste by adding a fish sauce.
  • Serve hot!
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Pesang Manok (Chicken Stew)


Pesang Manok………Pesa has long been associated with the fish recipe such as Pesa (fish stew), but a chicken variation is also popular. Manok is the Tagalog word for ‘chicken’ and pesa is a word referring to something that is plainly boiled. This dish only requires salt and pepper to season the chicken and the taste is perfectly mix with vegetable . It’s a very popular dish somewhere in Southern Philippines. The taste is quite similar to Tinolang Manok as they are both using ginger to flavor the soup…………………Did you know that tomatoes gives the excellent flavor in a PESA dish? Tomatoes are the biggest source of dietary lycopene; a powerful antioxidant that, unlike nutrients in most fresh fruits and vegetables, has even greater bioavailability after cooking and processing. Tomatoes also contain other protective mechanisms, such as antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory functions. Eating tomatoes regularly can lower the risk of certain cancers as well as other conditions of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, ultraviolet light-induced skin damage, and many more….

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 1 whole chicken – cut in serving portions
  • 5 cups rice washings
  • 1 thumb size ginger crushed
  • 2 pcs whole tomato
  • 1 bunch petsay or bokchoy
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 medium onion quartered.

Procedures:

  • Season chicken with salt then set aside. allowing the salt to penetrate to chicken.
  • In a large saucepan, boil rice washings with peppercorn, ginger and onions then add chicken and cook for about 20 minutes using low heat settings. Then Pour in tomato and bokchoy
  • Season and adjust the taste with fish sauce
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!

Chicken and Ginger Soup with Courgettes


It’s a healthy soup made of chicken,  ginger and green vegetables…..If you have a hang-over due to excessive drinking-try this? If you are not feeling well due to some fever, cough, colds and etc – try this. Whenever me and my family feel unwell, I always cook a soup made with ginger and lots of green vegetables. It is very similar to Pinoy’s tinola as it has almost the same ingredients except the veggies. Actually you can use any vegetable you want as long as you like it…………….Did you know that ginger has long been used as traditional medicine for the treatment of cough and cold. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract. ….

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 12 pcs chicken drumsticks
  •  1/2 cup of  ginger Julienne sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 pc courgettes
  • 1 bunch bok choy sliced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper
  • 1 litre water

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.  then add in chicken and saute for 10 minutes allowing the chicken flavor to come out. Season with salt and pepper
  • add in water and boil and cook for about 15 minutes. then add in vegetables.
  • Adjust taste by adding a fish sauce.
  • Serve hot!

Chicken Molo Soup


One of my favorite dish that my wife cooks. Its her specialty inherited from her great grand mother. My favorite part of the dish is the siomai, it taste really awesome specially dipping it to a soy sauce with chillies and lemons. I think every time my wife had a family gathering in their house, this dish was never been missed. A great starter for any meal or even the best “finisher meal” for a drunk party goers. A zip of its hot soup can kicked your hangover and headaches.   . . . . Did you now that this soup has a healing power, because it is cooked with lots of garlic and onions. As we know, Onions contains protein, calcium, sulfur, vitamin A, B complex, C and E. They contain sulfur compounds and have anti-inflammatory effects. Like garlic, onions have the antibiotic oil- allicin, which gives them their pungent flavor. And Garlic-has powerful antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties . Is being used for boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, assisting in treatment of heart disease, and cancer and lowering cholesterol.

ingredients: serves 6-8 persons

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 30 pcs molo wrapper (save 5 sheets)
  • 1/2 kilo chicken breast
  • 250 grams chicken liver
  • 1.5 cups bread crumbs
  • 100 grams cooked peeled shrimps
  • 1.5 liter water
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk of chives minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • chopped onion leeks
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan, boil chicken breast with salt & pepper and water for 15 minutes. let it cool, drain and shred the chicken and set aside the stock.
  • In a mixing bowl, pour in shredded chicken, soy sauce, sesame oil, shrimps, chives, eggs and bread crumbs. mix well. place a spoonful mixture and gently roll over to molo wrapper.  wrap dampling style or siomai style wrapping. makes 25 pcs or more depending on your desired size. set aside
  • In a large  saucepan. heat oil and saute garlic and oni, pour in chicken liver and brown for about 5 minutes. add in chicken stock and chicken siomai mixture and cook for about 5 minutes. season with salt & pepper and adjust taste by adding fish sauce.  add in 5 sheets molo wrapper by tearing into small pieces. serves as our thickening agent.
  • Served hot and enjoy!

Sinampalukang Manok (chicken in tamarind soup)


I love this soup…especially when you have a hangover, feeling bad, headache or lack of sleep…This meal can make you alive and kicking again…It is a sour soup made with tamarind leaves and ginger. As we know ginger and tamarind have lots of healing properties. I remember sometimes we cooked a rooster(our opponents’ fighting cock) that was lost on a cockfight because it can cover the “medicine” taste like of it’s chicken meat. Well, we serve this as an appetizer to celebrate our “winning moments”.(pagkain ng sabungero)…….Did you know that tamarind lowers cholesterol & promotes a healthy heart. The pulp, leaves and flowers, in various combinations, are applied on painful and swollen joints. Tamarind is also used as a gargle for sore throats, and as a drink to bring relief from sunstroke.

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 medium onions
  • 3 tbsp of sliced ginger
  • 1 medium tomatoes
  • 1 kl of whole chicken sliced in serving portions
  • 1 tsp of salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1/4 can of tamarind leave or fresh leaves
  • 1 sachet of tamarind mix or equivalent to 6-8 pcs of crushed tamarind
  • 1 pc large taro cut in serving portion
  • optional ingredients will be string beans, egg-plant, radish

Procedures

  • in a mixing bowl, seasoned chicken meat with salt & pepper. set aside for a minimum of 30 minutes allowing the flavor to enter in chicken meat
  • in a large saucepan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger. saute well, add in chicken and simmer until lightly golden brown.
  • add in water and the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  • adjust your taste by adding extra fish sauce if you prefer.
  • enjoy!!!!!!!! 
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