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One of favorite comfort food any season of the year.


2 lbs. chicken (cut in serving sizes)

2 pieces sayote, cut into 4

1/2 cup malunggay

1 stem lemon grass, cut into 4

1 small red bell pepper, julienne

2 thumb size ginger, sliced thin

1 medium onion, sliced thin

1 tablespoon fish sauce

salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoon cooking oil


Cooking Direction:

Saute ginger and onion till caramelized.

When you start to smell the aroma of the ginger add the lemon grass.

Add the chicken and season with fish sauce. 

Add enough water and bring to boil.

When it starts boiling reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Add the sayote slices to the soup.

Few minutes after check the sayote and if almost done add the bell pepper then the malunggay.

Season with ground pepper and salt. Serve hot and enjoy!

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