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Chowking is a Philippine fast food chain. It is the pioneer of the Asian quick service restaurant concept in the Philippines. Chowking combines traditional Chinese cuisine with modern fast food service. Food that Chowking sells are predominantly noodle soups, dimsum and rice toppings. One of their popular dishes is the chao fan. It is a light brown stir-fried rice mixed with meat bits with yellow egg bits and vegetables. It comes in Pork, Beef and Yangchow varieties.
Of course the chao fan recipe is a corporate secret. So this is my attempt to re-create the chao fan to get as close to the flavor as possible. But in this case, I chose to use hotdogs for the meat to make it easier and more fun!
Hotdog Chao Fan
My own take on Chowking's Chao Fan Rice Meals.
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 1 tbsp garlic chopped
- 4 pcs hotdog diced or cubed
- 1 small shallot or onion minced
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup green onion diced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tbsp garlic chopped (for rice)
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large wok or frying pan, fry the hotdogs. Set aside.
In the same wok or frying pan, saute the onions followed by the garlic and green peas. Set aside.
In the same wok or frying pan, pour in the beaten eggs and scramble. Mix the eggs while frying until they turn into small pieces. Set aside.
In the same wok or frying pan, saute the garlic. Add the rice. Mix.
Combine the soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. Add to the rice and mix thoroughly.
Add in the fried hotdogs and sauted vegetables to the rice. Cook a little further making sure that you mix it well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add in the scrambled eggs and mix.
Top with green onions. Serve with fried pork siomai (dimsum) as in the picture (optional).