Friday, March 31, 2006

LP 8 : Pork and Pig's Liver Chop Suey

During my early childhood, I was not a vegetable eater. My mother’s mother whom we called “Lola Cleta” used to scold me for not eating vegetables and almost always compared me to my cousins who ate veggies with much gusto. When I got sick one time, my grandmother prepared stir-fried vegetables with liver for me. Since there was no choice for me then but to eat, I tried eating a spoonful. To my surprise, I took one more spoonful till I was able to finish eating the whole bowl of veggies. The sweet taste of the snow peas and carrots made me like the dish more. And that was the beginning of my love affair with stir-fried vegetables.

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When I visited my twin grand daughters in Williamsburg last year, I found out that one of the twins, Darrielle, likes to eat vegetables. That was why we branded her that time as the ‘vegetarian” twin. So, with my stir-fried vegetables, I am setting aside one bowl for my dear Darrielle. Surely, she’ll like this.

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And for you who love chop suey here’s how I prepared it.


1 pound fresh pig’s liver
1 pound pork
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1-2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 piece Knorr beef stock cube
½ pound snow peas
½ pound Beijing cabbage
1 piece sayote
1 piece carrot
1 large green pepper
1 onion
Oil for stir-frying


Cut the pig’s liver and pork into strips. Add seasonings and marinate for 10 minutes.

Cut all the vegetables and slice diagonally.

Heat the wok and add oil. When oil is ready, stir- fry pork and pig’s liver until the redness is gone.

Take another wok and heat it and add oil. When oil is ready, stir-fry each of the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste . Add water and the beef stock cube. Gradually add the sauces and stir to thicken. Add and combine the the stir-fried pork and liver. Once it has boiled, it is ready to be served hot.

So do you like my version of chop suey?

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Anonymous said...

hi lutchie! thanks for your wonderful entry! chopsuey is a great way of teaching kids how to eat veggies. same goes w/ me. kasama yan sa mga unang veggie dishes na nagustuhan ko... and your apo there looks really adorable!

*as emailed by iska

JMom said...

Oh, I like your version! It sounds just like I remember as a child. I actually have a post drafted, wondering about Pinoy style chopsuey. The Chinese version we get here is very different. I think it may be the liver that sets our version apart.

AND, may apo ka na?! wow! She is adorable!

kayli said...

iska, thank you too.

JMom,that's true, the liver makes chop suey more appealing. though yung chop suey ko walang cornstarch this time.

kayli is just my pseudonym.i'm lola na talaga.

stef said...

ooooh, so cute!!! yup, when they're young it's so easy to feed them veggies. something happens between the ages of 3 and 6 that turns them into suspicious beings when it comes to veggies. i think the trick is to not call them veggies hehehe....

kayli said...

Hi stef, thanks for dropping by. and yes,by being creative with children we can make them eat and like eating veggies.

relly said...

she is cute,

relly said...

she is cute,

kayli said...

thank you relly!