Sunday, September 16, 2012

SAWSAWANG PIPINO (Filipino Cucumber Dipping Sauce)

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

I have to confess, every time I come back to the Philippines….even though relatives forbids me to eat them, I love Kwek Kwek and Tukneneng (Deep Fried Orange Tinged Boiled Eggs).  Like Filipino fish balls and squid balls, the sauces that comes with these street food morsels are the key that leads you to that food nirvana experience.  It’s the combination of the sauce and the deep fried street food delight that makes you keep on coming back for more.  Unfortunately I have never encountered the Sawsawang Pipino (Cucumber Dipping Sauce) that goes with Kwek Kwek and Tukneneng and it intrigued me so much that I have to make my own version of the Sawsawang Pipino at home.

KWEK KWEK & TUKNENENG WITH PIPINO SAWSAWAN© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

The recipe is dead easy to make and quite addictive to have with Kwek kwek and Tukneneng.  All I can say is “Ang Sarap!!!” (So delicious!).

KWEKKWEK WITH SAWSAWANG PIPINO© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012


SAWSAWANG PIPINO (Filipino Cucumber Dipping Sauce)

INGREDIENTS:

2 small Lebanese Cucumber

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

2 tbspn +2 tspn soy sauce

2 tbspn  +2 tspn white sugar

1 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup water

good pinch of pepper

*used U.S Measuring Cups & Spoons

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE INGREDIENTS-2© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

~  Ready your ground pepper, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce.

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE INGREDIENTS-1© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

~  Peel your garlic cloves and with the flat side of your knife, crushed them.  Take off the skins of your cucumbers and onion.  Finely dice your onion and with your cucumbers, cut in half, lengthwise and take off (scrape) the pulp/seeds centre with a spoon….diced into bite size pieces.


COOKING PROCEDURE:

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE STEP1-4© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

~  Mix all the liquid ingredients together, then add in your sugar, crushed garlic, ground pepper and diced cucumbers.

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE STEP5© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

~  Stir the sauce till the sugar totally dissolves and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight before serving.

PIPINO DIPPING SAUCE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

BEST WITH: Kwek Kwek and Tukneneng.

NOTES:

  • You can add more diced Cucumbers if you want.
  • I have added water to dilute the sourness of the vinegar.

6 comments:

  1. Wow. This looks really good. I'll definitely try this one! You can also check my blog if you have time. Thanks! :) www.justonebigman.blogspot.com

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  2. I didn't know there was cucumber in this. That is cool.

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  3. Why do use `2tbs and 2tsp instead of saying 3tabs. It is confusing.

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    1. U.S tablespoon = 3 teaspoons, AUS tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.....When I made this sauce I used my AUS tablespoon so when I converted it to U.S measurement it becomes to 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons. I don't round off measurements, I write what I exactly measured & used.

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  4. If i place the cucumber and everything in it. The whole mixture of its serving would last for how many days?

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    1. 1-2 days....maybe 3 days stored covered in the fridge.

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