Pesang Manok, Manok is the Tagalog word for 'chicken' and pesa is a Chinese-derived word referring to something that is plainly boiled. Pesa has long been associated with the mudfish dalag, but a chicken variation is also popular.
Preparations for Pesang Manok
1 2 to 3 pound chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 onion, cut into wedges
1 bunch chopped scallions
1 head bak choy (Chinese vegetable)
1 tablespoon peppercorns
2 medium-size potatoes
1/2 small green cabbage
Boil chicken in enough water to cover, with onion, potatoes, peppercorns and salt. When chicken is tender, add the cabbage, bak choy and scallions. Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve hot and enjoy.