Time needed: 1 hour.

Makes: 8 – 10 servings

3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon oil
¼ cup corn kernels
¼ cup carrots, diced
¼ cup peas
¼ cup snow peas, cut into pieces
Mashed Kalabasa:
1½ kalabasa, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons melted butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup warm cream
Chicken Mixture (Divide into 3 – use 1/3 for this recipe):
1 kilo ground chicken
¼ cup garlic, minced
¼ cup red onion, minced
6 tablespoons ginger, minced
2 pieces spring onion stalk, minced
¼ cup bell pepper, minced
½ cup carrots
¾ cup singkamas, minced
1/3 cup yellow kamote
½ cup pechay tagalog, minced
1 cup malunggay, minced
½ cup napa cabbage minced
½ cup + 2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup +2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine
3 pieces eggs
½ cup + 1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup flour
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste

¼ cup seasoned flour
2 pieces eggs, beaten
Panko breadcrumbs crushed to finer crumbs
Oil, for frying
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup white onion, minced
2 pieces garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Ground black pepper to taste
Salt, to taste

¼ cup shredded mozzarella
¼ cup shredded cheddar


  1. Buttered vegetables

    In a pan over medium heat saute the corn kernels, carrots, snow peas, and peas in the butter and oil for a few minutes. Set aside.

  2. Mashed kalabasa

    In a pot boil the kalabasa cubes in just enough salted water until fork tender or until all water evaporates. Continue stirring for a few minutes to dry off kalabasa pieces. Turn off heat and mash finely. Mix in melted butter, salt, and ground black pepper until well combined. Mix in warm cream until well combined. Set aside.

  3. Chicken nuggets

    In a bowl, mix together Chicken Mixture until well combined. Chill/freeze until solid.
    Cut into nuggets and coat with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Return to chiller/freezer until ready to fry.
    In a deep pot over medium heat, deep-fry chicken for about 5 minutes. Increase heat and double fry chicken until golden and crispy.

  4. Gravy

    In a pan, saute onions and garlic in number until softened. Mix in flour and cook for about a minute. Whisk in broth until smooth. Add soy sauce, oregano, and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.

  5. Assemble

    Place a layer of the mashed kalabasa into the bottom of a container as a base. Place pieces of nuggets all over the top of the mashed kalabasa and sprinkle the cooked veggies on top. Top with a sprinkle of both kinds of cheese and a drizzle of gravy.

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