Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chicken Mami

For those times when it is past 10pm and it's raining cats and dogs(very cliché). Nothing to do... nobody to talk to... nobody there to comfort you... Hahahahaha (emo moments) :-(

You will always have a choice between your instant noodles or that "pansiterya" (noodle stall) just right down the corner from where you live. Ooopssies, I forgot! Did I mention that it was raining? Isn't that a bummer?

So just cook your own comfort food; my choice during these rainy days would be a steaming hot bowl of chicken mami, warm yourself with a blanket and watch a movie. Cherrio!

Here's the list of ingredients

Serves 1 
  •  4-5 cloves of crushed garlic
  •  1/2 bulb med. sized onion, thinly sliced
  •  1/2 slice of breast, sliced
  •  4 cups of water
  •  1 med. sized carrots, peeled
  •  1/4 cup cabbage, shredded
  •  1/2 cup fresh miki, rinsed
  •  salt and pepper  
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 med sized scallions, chopped
  • crushed chicharon (fried pork rinds)
Bring chicken to boil with 3 cups of water, crushed garclic, onion, salt and pepper to taste. Note: To skip adding chicken flavoring, I've added chicken's backbone to produce more flavor to the broth. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes, remove scum that surfaces. Gradually add in water when needed. 

Wait until chicken breasts are slightly tender before adding carrots, add in fresh miki, add cabbage. Once chicken meat and carrots are tender, serve in a bowl. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled egg, chopped scallions and crushed pork rinds.

Serve while it is still hot!


  1. cooking does not need any degree, i believe its a skill and you got the gift for it!

  2. hi dan. thanks! that is nice to hear.