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Homemade Kikiam

1 kg ground pork (used ground turkey)
2 cups red onions, chopped (used shallots)
1/3 cup minced garlic
1 cup minced carrots
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tsp iodized salt
2 tbsp sugar
1-2 tsp five-spice powder
dry beancurd sheets
oil, for frying

Mix together all ingredients except the beancurd sheets. Make sure to mix it very well to evenly distribute seasonings.

Divide meat mixture into 12 portions. Layer down a piece of beancurd sheet. Add in meat mixture and roll like a spring roll. Repeat with the rest.

Steam kikiam for 15 minutes. Cool and keep.

To serve, heat an inch-deep of oil in a pan. Deep fry kikiam in medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Slice before serving.

Dipping Sauce:

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 small shallot, minced
1 1-inch ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bird eye chili, chopped

Mix all ingredients.

*I have eaten this once in the Philippines but I never thought it’s easy to make. It is a little bit labor intensive but the end result is worth it. I brought this to a friend’s house for dinner and they liked it. Thank you to Pepper.Ph for sharing the recipe. enJOY!!!

Source: Pepper.Ph