17 May 2013

Cauliflower with Kikiam

Our craving for kikiam was the reason for the invention of this dish. It is a simple side dish/viand which is healthy and economical. 
Cauliflower
Kikiam
Garlic, Onion
Cooking Oil, Salt and Pepper, Oyster Sauce
Water, Corn Starch 
1) Fry kikiam. Set aside
2) In the same pan, sauté garlic and onion.
3) Add cauliflower and water. Season with salt and pepper and oyster sauce. Simmer until cauliflower is tender.
4) Add dissolved corn starch. Add the fried kikiam and stir until you reached the desired consistency.
5) Serve hot. 

My take: It is like chop suey minus the elaborated entourage. It can be eaten as is, or as a viand but is best paired with fried meat of your choice. 
Tip: You can add or use broccoli instead. 
The verdict: Simple, healthy and delicious meal, as easy as 1 2 3.

65 comments:

  1. Your recipes keep me hungry sis! Ang galing naman. Will try this some time. =)

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  2. Uy looks very simple nga. Feeling ko pag sinubukan ko ito hindi ako magkakamali. Pero pwede ring oo, hotdog nga nasusunog ko eh. Hehe :)

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    1. Haha. Hirap din ako sa prito actually, buti nlang it's my hubby's forte.

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  3. Ginutom ako bigla. I love cauliflower eh! I haven't tried this dish yet, pero sarap subukan. :D

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  4. hmmm.. interesting and looks delicious too.

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    1. It was, although the photo did not give due justice.

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  5. Cauliflower with Kikiam sounds interesting, what more its taste pa! :)

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    1. The kikiam makes it enticing.

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  6. mukhang masrap..ill try your recipe...

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  7. I love cauli flower too but I love brocolli more. I used to have this at the office. Our Thai Chef loves to cook fried veggies kasi but it's delicious. :) Love your recipe, so simple. :)

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    1. I combine them before para mas makulay, kaso mahal brocolli nowadays eh.

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  8. wow, i miss kikiam tuloy! i can't remember the last time i have eaten one! :-)

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    1. Oo nga eh, kaya nga inin-corporate namin sa dish para makakain lang uli.

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  9. your recipe looks yummy.. however my son is not a fan of kikiam..hehehehe

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    1. I'll share my squid ball soup next time.hehe

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  10. Dish looks delish! I don't remember anymore pero sayo ko ata narinig na any veggie dish pag hinaluan ng oyster sauce sumasarap. Ginagawa ko na rin yan ngayon, naglalagay ako ng oyster sauce and true enough masarap nga sya. :)

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    1. Baka sa'kin nga, oyster sauce addict ako eh.hehe But I think it's better kesa sa mga MSG based seasonings.

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  11. Okay na sa akin ang cauliflower with garlic and a little salt. It's yummy enough for me. :-)

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    1. Napakasimple mo naman pala pasayahin eh.hehe

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  12. i bet my hubby would like this. he loves kikiam! hihihi

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    1. Well, this is something to introduce to him.

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  13. This is one great innovative meal. I might as well try this one of this days.

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  14. Sounds like a quick and easy healthy dish to make...
    Thanks for the recipe. :-)
    Yes, I've been gone awhile. :-)
    Eliz

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  15. Very simple dish. I like cooking with broccoli instead because it's more nutritious and my kids like it.

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    1. I like broccoli better too. =)

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  16. that sure reminds me of a chinese dish

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    1. Really? I wonder what could that be..

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  17. This looks like a simple and healthy meal I can try. :-) Pwede sub ng tofu also yung kikiam

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  18. Yummm! Something unique for me! A good try!

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  19. looks very simple to cook and very healthy too, yum!

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  20. Oh, I haven't heard of kikiam and cauliflower ever! But your dish really sounds good! :)

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    1. Kikiam is a good meat alternative.

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    2. Healthy ba ang kikiam?

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    3. Um, according to this site kikiam has 37% protein. Anyway, cauliflower is what makes this healthy, kikiam was just used to add meaty flavor to the dish.

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  21. Thanks for giving me idea on what to cook using cauliflower.

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    1. I know the cook in you can improve this meal more.

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  22. We have not tried this at home. This is very creative though and siguro, one can mix-match many other ingredients :)

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    1. Of course, yo can mix and match depending on your preferred ingredients. At least the thought is there.hehe

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  23. Which type of kikiam did you use? This would be a great dish that's quite easy and fast to cook.

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    1. Grocery brought kikiam, I'm not familiar with the brand. Or maybe it was from the array of "street food" corner where you can buy per kilo. I'm sorry si hubby ang dumampot nyan eh, basta sa grocery.hehe

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  24. That's interesting! I love Kikiam and didn't know you could add it as an ingredient to make an entree. I always ate it as just something fried.

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    1. We just experimented on it, good thing it worked.hehe

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  25. Easy and yummy dish. Pwede nga din broccoli, stir fry. How about adding sotanghon? Hmm, we will try that. Thank you for sharing :)

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  26. A new recipe!! this is nice..I would try this

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  27. different dish ito ah...i will try to cook this

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  28. sound so good! gonna give it a try soon:)

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  29. that looks really yummy..I don't know what is kikiam..is there any other name for it?

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    1. Kikiam has Chinese origin, it is actually a ground pork and shrimp wrapped in bean curd. Pinoys adopted it and became a popular street food. It's also called que kiam.

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  30. super healthy.. will try to do this at home :)

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  31. Looks healthy. I actually have tried cauliflower used as a substitute for rice for arroz caldo, too, when I was doing the south beach diet last year

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    1. That sounds very healthy. Nag-crave ako sa arroz caldo tuloy.

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