How to Cook Poqui Poqui: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

Updated on August 1, 2019
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Poqui poqui is a popular Filipino dish.
Poqui poqui is a popular Filipino dish. | Source

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!

Poqui poqui is also known as ensaladang talong.
Poqui poqui is also known as ensaladang talong. | Source

Ingredients

  • 3 small eggplants, chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tomatos, 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

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 2 to 3 servings

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.

Poqui Poqui Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  1. Add any seasonings of your choice.
  2. Grill eggplants directly over the heat if grill pan is not available.
  3. 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. | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 months ago from California

        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.

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        Dred Cuan 

        3 months ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

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

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        Dred Cuan 

        3 months ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        You are welcome!

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        Liz Westwood 

        3 months ago from UK

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

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 months ago from Sunny Florida

        This sounds like it would be very good. Thanks.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        3 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred Cuan, thanks for sharing.

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