Day 327/365: Wok-Inn’s Famous Sipa


November 24, 2011

Have you ever heard this food called Sipa? No, its not the famous Filipino sport game sipa or the tagalog word meaning for “to Kick”. But it’s a fried dimsum who looks like the “Sipa”, A thing being used to play the famous Pinoy sport game.

I have tried this Sipa decades ago in Malate, Manila and to date I am glad that Wok-in’s Sipa still do exist. It’s probably their unique sauce or the meat inside? but the recipe is really simple. It’s like a Fried Wonton, with longer wanton wraps.

What’s the ingredients?

1 Cup Cooking Oil for Frying

1/2 a kilo of ground pork

1 tbsp of chili powder

3 tablespoon of soy sauce

2 tablespoon of fresh garlic (crushed)
1 cup carrots, minced

1 cup of singakamas (Turnip) minced

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 1/2 cup onion, minced
1 piece raw egg
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 packs big wonton wrapper, if non use lumpia wrappers instead and cut it as per your desired size
1 cup of onion leeks

Cooking Instructions: Mix all ingredients with eggs excluding the Cooking Oil. Set aside for 15 minutes. Use a tablespoon for scoop the meat and wrap it with molo wrapper lifting all wrappers corners and placing the meats in the center. Cut out a strip of molo wrappers to be use as your knot. Carefully knot it not to loosen out the wrappers edges. Heat the Cooking Oil in a deep pan. Place your Sipa in a metal strainer and carefully dip it to the fan. Fry it until its golden brown.

About Wok-inn:

Wok Inn is a small and old restaurant situated right beside Malate church, it offers “open kitchen” style dining; No menu is being offered, you go in front of the counter and choose the ingredient (meat/seafood/veggies) and ask them to cook the way you want it. The Pasig Wok-in as per research is a split-away group from the Original Wok-inn. But anyway’s the food is the same 🙂 and they have a Menu in Pasig for the customers. You can ask Kris Aquino though on who was the real and original? I saw her picture in Pasig branch 🙂

Wok Inn Restaurant
471 Remedios St.,
Malate, Manila. Philippines
(63 2) 526-7744

Wok Inn

Shaw Blvd.
Pelbel Bldg.
2019 Shaw Blvd.
Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone Number (+63 2) 494-9009

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