Poqui Poqui

This dish looks funny and even sounds funny (for Filipino’s it even sounds funnier) but don’t be deceived by its looks as this is one amazing eggplant recipe, it’s simple but it rocks! It’s not a really popular Filipino dish but I had the chance trying it when I lived in Baguio City during the early 90’s, it’s one of those dishes I used to pair with some grilled meat or fish as its creamy texture blends well with some smoked meats. Haven’t tried this yet, well when you have a barbecue party next time try this out.

Poqui Poqui
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Serves: 3-4
  • 4 Asian eggplants
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  1. Cook Asian eggplants over a charcoal grill or just on stove tops until skin is charred. Let it cool then peel off the skin, roughly chop then set aside.
  2. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook until soft.
  4. Add eggplants then cook for 3-4 minutes while occasionally stirring.
  5. Season with salt and pepper then pour the beaten eggs, cook for 2 minutes or until eggs are set and still moist.
  6. Serve while hot, BTW I love this with sukang Ilocos (Vinegar)



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  1. I think I’ve had this dish oh long time ago. I love the name because you get twice the poqui in one serving and I love it when an Asian eggplant turns into poqui poqui. Ha ha ha, sorry I can’t help it. Joke lang po.

  2. Jhuls says:

    I love eggplants! Haven’t had this, I might give this a go! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. My mom is from Vigan and this dish is one of my favorites! I just made some the other day. Cheers!

  4. This is a far more delicious version, of the poor mans caviar (as eggplant is often named.) I love BBQ-ing the delicious flesh of those fruit and in combining it with eggs & your amazing Asian flavours here, it would be king amongst any dishes! Love the idea of the vinegar too!

  5. Anita Triana says:

    This looks great and delicious and I can actually have this, Thanks

  6. I have family in Baguio City! I love this dish!

  7. I wonder if I’m the only one who thought if the first p was an h it would come out as hokey pokey?

    I would LOVE this dish because any vegetables with a bit of garlic and cuddled with egg sounds wonderful.

  8. Bwahaha…Favorite din yan dito sa amin. I’m sure favorite mo yan, Ray? Joke lang din. 🙂

  9. Ooh that really would be gooey and soft and wonderfully flavoursome Ray!

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