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How to Cook Poqui Poqui: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

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Poqui poqui is a popular Filipino dish.

Poqui poqui is a popular Filipino dish.

Poqui poqui, also known as ensaladang talong, is a scrambled egg dish that originated from Ilocos, a province in the northern part of the Philippines. This dish is made with grilled eggplants, eggs, tomatoes, and onions. Learn how to cook a famous regional dish!

Cook Time

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10 min

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2 to 3 servings

Poqui poqui is also known as ensaladang talong.

Poqui poqui is also known as ensaladang talong.

Ingredients

  • 3 small eggplants, chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • oil, for cooking

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 big plate
  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl

For Cooking:

  • grill pan
  • wok
  • tongs
  • cooking spoon
  • plate
  • 2 forks

Instructions

  1. Roast eggplants until charred and soft.
  2. Set aside the eggplants to allow them to cool before peeling the skins.
  3. Remove eggplant skins. Chop eggplant flesh into small pieces. Set aside.
  4. Heat pan and add some cooking oil. Saute garlic and onion.
  5. Add the tomatoes. Cook until wilted.
  6. Add eggplants and mix well.
  7. Pour over beaten eggs.
  8. Stir the mixture until all ingredients are well combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Continue cooking until the eggs are set.

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  • Add any seasonings of your choice.
  • Grill eggplants directly over the heat if a grill pan is not available.
  • Use a fork to help you handle the eggplants while peeling.
This dish originates from the Filipino province of Ilocos.

This dish originates from the Filipino province of Ilocos.

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on May 19, 2019:

Hello Liz,

I'm glad you love my recipes. I always wanted to share different simple yet healthy dishes from other places around the world. These recipes will surely help most busy individuals like me.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on May 19, 2019:

Hi Pamela,

This dish tasted so good even if it's so simple to make. I hope you get a chance to try it!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on May 19, 2019:

Hello Miebakagh,

You are welcome!

Liz Westwood from UK on May 19, 2019:

This looks like an interesting dish. Your recipes encourage me to try new variations with recipes, combining ingredients in new and interesting ways.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 19, 2019:

This sounds like it would be very good. Thanks.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 18, 2019:

Hi, Dred Cuan, thanks for sharing.