3 Pinoy Dishes Leveled Up: Chef Sandy Daza's Adobo, Chopsuey, and Pancit Recipes

Chef Sandy Daza shows you how simple it is to cook these dishes and give them a delicious twist.


If you want to elevate good old Filipino favorites such as adobo and pancit, Chef Sandy Daza can help. Through these recipes, he's going to show you the ropes and how to make them more special: by adding MAGGI® Oyster Sauce. It's not just for Asian but for Filipino cuisine, too, and you can add it to everyday Pinoy dishes. Here are three:



This Filipino favorite has many incarnations, but Chef Sandy's recipe can surprise the palate with the addition of MAGGI® Oyster Sauce for a sweet twist, which many Pinoys like. Learn this recipe by heart, and soon you'll start cooking adobo like a pro.




3 tablespoons cooking oil

½ kilo pork liempo, sliced

½ kilo chicken thigh

3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons garlic, chopped

2 cups water

1½ cups pineapple juice

1 8-gram sachet MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®

2 pieces bay leaf

200 grams chicken liver (optional)

¼ cup MAGGI® Oyster Sauce

1.  Heat pan and add oil.
2.  Brown the liempo on both sides. Also fry the chicken on both sides. Set aside chicken and leave the liempo in the pan.
3.  Add soy sauce, garlic, water, pineapple juice, and 1 sachet of MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®.
4.  Add the bay leaf.
5.  Add the chicken liver (optional).
6.  Cover with lid, and let it simmer for about 45 minutes or until pork is tender.
7.  Add the MAGGI® Oyster Sauce. Cover with lid and continue to simmer.
8.  Add the chicken that was set aside earlier and let it cook for another 20 to 25 minutes.
9.  Serve hot with rice.  



It's a go-to recipe of the Dazas. Add MAGGI® Oyster Sauce to entice family members who aren't so fond of veggies, and to make it even more special just like Chef Sandy does.




3 tablespoons cooking oil

3 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 cup sliced onions

1 cup chicken broth / water

¼ cup MAGGI® Oyster Sauce

1 8-gram sachet MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®

1 cup carrots, cut into julienne strips

1 cup sliced string beans

1 cup chicharo, cleaned

2 cups cauliflower, just the flowerettes

2 cups broccoli, just the heads

2 cups small shrimp, peeled

1 cup sliced mushrooms

4 cups cabbage, cut into strips

1.  Sauté onion and garlic in oil. Don't wait for the onion and garlic to brown; just allow them to turn translucent.
2.  Add the water / chicken broth, MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®, and MAGGI® Oyster Sauce. Mix well.
3.  Put the cauliflower, string beans, carrots, broccoli, and chicharo.
4.  Add the shrimps. Cover it with the lid and let it cook for 7 to 10 minutes.
5.  Add the cooked button mushrooms and the cabbage. Cover it with the lid again and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
6.  Toss the ingredients together and mix well.
7.  Serve.



Originating from Batangas, this pancit has three kinds of noodles. Chef Sandy gives the recipe his own take with MAGGI® Oyster Sauce. Serve this pancit to your guests for a merienda to remember!




¼ cup cooking oil

3 tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 cup onions, sliced

1 cup chorizo, sliced

200 grams ground pork

1 8-gram sachet MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®

¼ cup MAGGI® Oyster Sauce

1 cup chicken broth or water

2 tablespoons sesame oil

200 grams canton noodles

200 grams sotanghon noodles

200 grams miki noodles

1 cup chicken breast, boiled and flaked 

1 cup string beans, sliced

1 cup carrots, julienned

4 cups cabbage, cut into strips

¼ cups chopped celery leaves

1 cup chicharon, chopped for topping

1.  Saute garlic and onions in oil.
2.  Add the sliced chorizo and ground pork.
3.  Add the MAGGI® Oyster Sauce and MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®. Pour in water. Mix well.
4.  Add the sesame oil.
5.  Add the dried pancit canton, sotanghon, and miki noodles. Cover it with a lid and let simmer for 10 minutes.
6.  Add the flaked chicken, beans, and carrots. Cover it with a lid, and let it cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
7.  Add the cabbage. Cover it with a lid and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
8.  Toss all of the ingredients together.
9.  Top with chicharon and serve. 


Now wasn't that easy? For more oyster sauce recipes, go to www.maggi.ph. Check out the official MAGGI® social media pages by clicking below!


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