Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Batchoy

Batchoy is a noodle soup made with pork organs, crushed pork cracklings, shrimp, vegetables, chicken stock, chicken breast, beef loin and round noodles. Its origins can be traced to the district of La Paz, Iloilo City in the Philippines, hence it is oftentimes referred to as La Paz Batchoy.



Preparations for Batchoy

Ingredients:

2 tbsps. cooking oil
1 head garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
200 g. pork kasim, boiled & cut to strips
1 MAGGI Pork Broth Cube, crushed
2 cups pork broth
2 cups water
150 g. fresh miki, washed
100 g. pork liver, cut to strips
spring onions, chopped
chicharon, pounded (optional)


Cooking Instructions:

Oil is heated in a stock-pot. The pork organs, shrimp, chicken and beef are stir-fried for about a minute. Soy sauce is then added. The shrimp is then added and left to simmer for a few minutes. This broth is then added to a bowl of noodles and topped with leeks, pork cracklings (chicharon) and sometimes a raw egg is cracked on top.