Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chinese Ngohiong Recipe

If you are on a tight budget and you want to have a cheap yet satisfying meal go for Ngohiong. This has been my food since school days and until now. I have been travelling from places to places and when I get back to Cebu, the first food I eat and crave so much is the Ngohiong.

1/2 kl singkamas (jicama), stripped
3 tbsp ngohiong powder
2 tbsp 5 spice powder
1/2 kl ground pork
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
season to taste with salt, pepper, honey and soy sauce
lumpia wrapper

batter after wrapping with lumpia wrapper:
* Mixed 2 cups cornstarch, 5 tbsp paprika/white pepper and 700 grms water
* Stir with fork to remove lumps

Cooking Procedure:

1. Put a little bit of oil then saute garlic and onion. Put  the pork and cook until slightly brown.
2. Put singkamas, ngohiong powder, spice powder and season with salt, pepper, honey and soy sauce. Cook for a minute.
3. Let it cool.
4. After cooling, put 2 tbsp of the mixture in a lumpia wrapper, then roll.
5. Do the same procedure in all lumpia wrapper.
6. Deep in the batter mixture.
7. Deep-fry until golden brown.
8. Then serve with lorbak sauce 

Lorbak Sauce:

2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp castor sugar
1/8 tsp Chinese five spice powder (ng heong fun)/ Ngo hiong hun
1/8 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp water
1/2 tsp corn flour or tapioca flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Cooking Procedure:

1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepot.
2. Boil then turn the fire low and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Stirring occasionally until sauce turns smooth. Add in egg white and stir with a fork to form fine strands.
4. Set aside to cool then use.


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  3. Is ngohiong powder different from 5 spice? When i try to google it, only 5 spice shows up.

  4. the word ngo-hiong is literally 5-spices! I think Cantonese.

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