Chopsuey Filipino Recipe

Mixed Vegetables in Thick Sauce

The chopsuey Filipino recipe is basically a mixed vegetable dish with either pork, chicken or shrimp, and made with a starchy sauce.


  • Pork Shoulder
  • Shrimps
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Snow Peas Sitsaro
  • Cabbage
  • Pork or Shrimp Broth
  • Green and Red Bell Pepper
  • Quail Eggs


  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Fish Sauce Patis
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch


  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Oil, for sauteing
  • 1 cup Pork Shoulder, pre-boiled, sliced in strips
  • 1 Cauliflower, cut the florets only,
  • 2 Carrots, cut in strips
  • 1 cup Snow Peas Sitsaro, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 Cabbage, cut in 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 each Green and Red Bell Pepper, cut in strips
  • 2 tablespoons Fish Sauce Patis
  • 1 cup pork or shrimp broth
  • 1 cup Shrimps, shelled and deveined
  • 12 Quail Eggs, pre-cooked and shelled(optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch, dispersed in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


COOKING TIME : 25 minutes

1 In a large pan over medium heat, saute the garlic and onion in the cooking oil. Add the pork and shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.

2 Add cauliflower, red and green bell peppers and snow peas, together with the fish sauce and saute for 3 minutes.

3 Pour in the pork stock, put the cover on and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

4 Stir in the shrimps and quail eggs.

5 Thicken the sauce with the cornstarch dispersed in water mixture.

6 Season with salt and pepper.

7 Serve hot with rice.



  • You can use a Knorr Pork or Shrimp cube for the broth, just lessen or omit the fish sauce because it could make the dish too salty.

  • You can saute the shrimp with the pork in step 1 but make sure you take it out once it has turned orange so it doesn't get overcooked. Just add it back towards the end.

  • Substitute the vegetables in this recipe to those which your family will eat - say, bamboo shoots, bok choy, green beans or other subtle flavor veggies. But do not omit the green peppers because they give a distinct flavor to the sauce.

  • If you are a fan of chicken gizzard and chicken liver, these are other options you can add to this chopsuey Filipino recipe. Gizzards are pre-cooked together with the pork while the liver is added with the shrimp in Step 4.

  • No quail eggs? Use the canned quail eggs but put them towards the end so as not to overcook them. They tend to be rubbery when overcooked.

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