Monday, December 1, 2008

My First Chopsuey


I am the one in charge of cooking on weekends and on holidays or at anytime that I am off from work. I took it upon myself to prepare our meal whenever I can. The past weeks I actually make time to do them no matter how busy the schedule is.

There's a Filipino saying that goes like, "pag ayaw maraming dahilan, pag gusto may paraan". That's true for me. I make time, squeeze time, if I really want to get something done. As long as it's humanly possible, I do that.

I was brave enough to try chopsuey. It's actually easy now that I put my focus on cooking. All ingredients in: garlic, tomatoes, onions for sauteing. Do I love the smell!


There are carrots, snow peas (sitsaro), young corn, chayote, red and green bellpepper, cabbage, chicken liver. I loved it that I need not dice the carrots but just have to cut them into little circles. Now snow peas I have to dip into a bowl of water and then cut the tip and pull out the string that runs along the side. I remember my mother said we have to strip it off so we can eat it without having to choke on it.

The young corn I just have to unwrap, cut into two those which are big for single serving. Chayote needs some effort, I have to peel them and dice them. It's a little slippery so better get a good hold of them while you're on the process of peeling them. The seeds of the bellpepper has to be taken off before cutting them into strips. I also cut the cabbage into small pieces. Chicken liver was the last to go. I was really careful while I let them cook. I was afraid to over or undercook. I guess undercooking is better since I can still adjust whatever I have to adjust afterwards. A dash of salt and pepper and a tablespoonful of oyster sauce for that added flavor to top the chopsuey.

It was a good meal. My husband, being more of an expert in the kitchen than I am, approved of the taste not out of pity but out of sheer happiness that at last I am starting to love cooking.

15 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Sure is looking good!

sho said...

OK that looks delicious. beef?

Marites said...

your chopsuey looks great. It must be delicious too. Chopsuey is a constant fave of my family and happy to see one here:)

Bengbeng said...

chopsuey is like this? i heard n read about it but this is the first time i have actually seen it :)

FickleMinded said...

wow! looks yummy! chopsuey is one of my favorite!!

Jeanne said...

looks delicious :)

Shinade said...

Wow it looks really yummy and fabulous!! I would love to have some right now!!

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mirage2g said...

I always love chopseuy...but I'd be looking for shrimps and quail eggs there! yum!

Dora said...

What a colourful dish! :)

tigerfish said...

We cal it Chap Chye which essentially means the same :)
Just this dish plus steamed rice would be just good!

Heart of Rachel said...

That already looks perfect for a first try. I like chicken liver in chopsuey too.

Munchkin Mommy said...

chopsuey is one of my favorite veggie dishes. :) yours look so appetizingly beautiful. :D

Jescel said...

very good for a first try. I just made chopsuey not to long ago myself. check it out in my blog!

julie said...

Favorite ko yan :D But without the liver because the kids don't like it even if I do.

A round of applause to you Lynn :)

u8mypinkc00kies♥ said...

the only veggie dish i eat talaga! HAHA!! love it w/ lots shrimps (than meat) :P