So we all know that this dish Chopsuey is not an original "Pinoy dish". It is actually a Chinese-American dish. (Want to read the History and Origin of this dish? Click here!)
With all that being said, Pinoy or Not, I still love this dish because it's mostly veggies and has this really great aroma of sesame oil and soy.. Hmmmm,yum! Very tempting with RICE! ummmm,diet,excuse me please,LOL!
If I have to chose 1 dish to eat for the rest of my life, this would be it! You can do it with seafood, chicken, pork and even beef! SUPER flexible! And if you have left-over, just boil Canton or Bihon noodles then you are so good to go with a snack!Right?!
So I tweak mine a little, I did not add any nuts on this dish but still tasted great!
Presenting All time Fave Chopsuey!
So here is the recipe:
1/4 kilo chicken breast cut into small pieces
1/4 c Vegetable Oil
1/4 of a medium Onion, minced
4 to 6 stalks of Celery, cut into 2” diagonal pieces
6 pcs baguio beans slice diagonally
1 small carrots julienne cut
2 big bell pepper
1/2 cabbage cut into square
1 pc sayote, cut diagonally
Water (about 2” in the bottom of the pot)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Soy Sauce to taste
Garlic Powder to taste
1/2 c Water
2 T Soy Sauce
2 T Cornstarch
1. Heat oil on medium-high in large pot.
2. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Add chicken and cook to brown, stirring often.
4. Reduce heat to medium and add vegetables, carrots, beans, sayote .
(*tip: Do not over-cook your veggies,it is always great to get them half-cook only. Crunchy and the taste thus the freshness on them is still there.)
5. Mix sauce ingredients in small bowl and whisk together.
6. Pour sauce over vegetables and stir to coat.
7. Add water.
8. Add cabbage and oyster sauce.
9. Simmer for approximately until meat is cooked through, stirring often.
10.Add sesame oil.
11. Remove from heat and serve over steamed rice.
Enjoy the dish!