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Filipino Chopsuey Recipe


Filipino Style Chopsuey is one of the most popular vegetables dishes in the Philippines. It was adopted from the American-Chinese Chopsuey which is believed to have originated in America invented by a Chinese immigrant.

The dish consists of a stir fried vegetables with meat, poultry, or fish and seafood. The most common vegetables ingredients of Filipino Style Chopsuey are cabbage, carrots and green peppers along with chicken, pork, and shrimp. A cornstarch diluted in water is added to thicken the sauce. However, you can always use your culinary skills to modify the dish from the most common ingredients. Depending on your preference, you can always choose the vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, or whatever ingredients you think is suitable to this dish.

Most often, Chinese dishes are quickly cooked in a wok using high heat. The same way in cooking Chopsuey, it is recommended that you stir fry the vegetables with high heat to achieve that crunchy texture of the vegetable making the dish look more fresh, appetizing, and vibrant.

Filipino Chopsuey Photo

Filipino Chopsuey Image

Chopsuey Ingredients

  • Chosse four (4) meat ingredients from the list:
    • 1/4 kilo pork; sliced sliced into small pieces (preferred)
    • 1/4 kilo shrimps; shelled (preferred)
    • 1/4 kilo chicken giblets & liver; sliced to small pieces (preferred)
    • 2-3 chicken wings, cut into small pieces
    • 1/4 kilo pork's liver; sliced
    • 1/4 kilo hotdog sausage; sliced
  • Choose eight (8) vegetable ingredients from the list:
    • 1 piece red bell pepper; sliced (preferred)
    • 1 medium carrot; sliced into thin circles (preferred)
    • 1/4 kilo cabbage; cut into thin ribbon-like shreds (preferred)
    • 2 stalks of leeks; cut into 2-inch portions (preferred)
    • 3 stalks celery; cut into 2-inch portions
    • 1/4 kilo cauliflower; divided into flowerettes
    • 1/4 kilo sayote; peeled and sliced
    • 1/4 kilo snow peas (sitsaro); stringed
    • 1/4 kilo bok choy; cut into 2-inch portions
    • 1/4 kilo mushrooms; cut in 2-inch portions
    • 1/4 kilo young corn about 2-inch long
    • 1/4 kilo baguio beans; stringed
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 onion; chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or pork broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

Chopsuey Cooking Ingredients

  1. Mix cornstarch with 1/2 cup water. Set aside the mixture.
  2. In a wok under high heat, quickly stir fry the vegetables until it becomes crunchy. Set aside in a plate.
  3. In same wok, sauté garlic and onion, then add the meat ingredients.
  4. Season with salt and allow time for meat to absorb seasoning.
  5. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the vegetables and cornstarch-water mixture to thicken the sauce.
  7. Balance seasoning with salt according to taste.
  8. Cook quickly as not to overcook the vegetables.

Cooking Tip

  • Add vegetables in the order of their respective tenderness. Add first those that are longer to cook than those easier to get tender.

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Comments (16)

thanks for the recipe. .
#16 - emy - 04/08/2013 - 07:00
sobrang sarap!
happy ako kase medyo natututo na ako magluto, salamat sa inyo..... at paborito ko to ha!
#15 - lissa de castro velasco - 10/10/2012 - 20:51
the best chopsuey
i really love chopsuey,that is why i love to cook in my own little way so that my family really appreciate and love it the rex way.
#14 - rex quintas castro - 09/23/2012 - 20:18
i love chopsuey sobra gusto ko matuto magluto nito
#13 - cani mendoza - 03/27/2012 - 03:36
chopsuey is one of my favorite... delicious n yummy pa..
tnx po...
#12 - yizhen - 02/11/2012 - 04:16
My favourite
Lovely girl!

Wow! Ang sarap tlaga ng chopsuey! Sarap ulit ulitin.

Ruby 13/09/2011 12:18
#11 - Ruby - 09/12/2011 - 15:21
uhmmm yhum perpect
,,,sarap tlaga:-D
#10 - prei - 09/04/2011 - 00:20
yummmy :P
thanks for this delicious and nutritious recipe :)
keep up the good work :)
God Bless :))
#9 - michell - 07/15/2011 - 01:49
sarap na sarap asawa ko sa lutong ito lalo na pag hinaluan ng butter beans,mas mabuti kong lutuin separate yung mga gulay na dapat lagain tulad carrots at cauliflower tapos isama sa kalahatan pag haft cook na. madali at siguro loto maigi ang vege.
#8 - Faye - 07/11/2011 - 07:25
Multi- talented
Add cornstarch or (mixed w/ water) the very last. Cook veggies until almost done, then add cornstarch. Otherwise, sauce gets too thick and can burn at the bottom of the pot if cornstarch is added too soon.
#7 - Upallnite - 07/04/2011 - 21:19
wow salamat sa site na2 natoto nako mag luto proud na proud ang hubby ko tnx again...;-);-);-);-)
#6 - roselyn anos - 03/29/2011 - 22:31
very yummy!!!
chopsuey very yummy dish!!! i love the corn and the veges!!! specially when theres a bolabola(meat balls) on it and shrimp and liver..yummmmmmy!!! i love eating chopsuey how the veges taste so sweet and salty at the same time...the sauce is very saucey:-P:-P and it feels like im in heaven..exagerated but true...:-D:-D:-P:-P
#5 - cathy - 03/11/2011 - 02:59
my cusine
marami akong natutunan sa pagluluto ahil sa site na ito,, thank you
#4 - RHONALEE - 03/07/2011 - 04:21 mga ganitong receipe
#3 - lalaine ducat - 12/03/2010 - 00:17
sobrang nakakatulong yung mga recipe sa site na to..tried this and ang sarap..napakasimple pang gawin..ayoko nagluluto kasi everytime tinitingnan ko mga cookbook dami mga dapat gawin pero to simple masarap pa
#2 - seng - 11/29/2010 - 05:04
The recipe is great but once when I tasted it the first time it was sweet? Probably I might have tasted something else. Thanks for sharing.
#1 - kimono bjj - 11/16/2010 - 23:54
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