Lutong Bahay: Lumpiang Tikoy with Cheese

Monday, January 23, 2012
Lutong Bahay will be a short tag on the title which I'll use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house.

First of all, Gong Xi Fa Cai and happy Chinese new year everyone! And to start this year of the black water dragon, our Chinese-Filipino family didn't miss stocking up on the traditional tsinoy favorite -- tikoy. (Guess we'll be eating tikoy for the whole month eh?)


Earlier this day, my mom already started preparing our tikoy. We usually eat them fried with egg. Today though, we wrapped pieces of brown tikoy in lumpia wrappers and tucked cheese inside. Deep fried them until golden brown, and they're all ready to be eaten.


They don't look really enticing, especially on photos, but they taste good. The slightly sweet flavor of the brown tikoy is taken up a notch by the creamy and salty melted cheese. It also has an interesting crispy on the outside but quite chewy on the inside texture.

Anyway, have a wonderful new year everyone. Not all of you are probably believers of Chinese astrology, but nonetheless, let's all have more love, peace, good health, wealth and tons of food trips this year of the black water dragon.

60 comments:

  1. Gong xi fa cai! :)

    I miss tikoy. And your mom's version of it sounds yummy!

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  2. Gong xi fa cai!! I just ate tikoy kanina.. Hehe. But your recipe sounds so yummy! Will try it out.. Thanks! ;-)

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  3. thanks for this sis! i tried this today and it's yum!

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  4. we do the same. lumpia wrapper with tikoy and cheese on the inside. Kiong hee huat tsai sumi!

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  5. Kung Hei Fat Choi. I usually get tikoy from my Chinese officemates but since I quit I don't get anything anymore. It's awesome my mom sent some this time.

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  6. instead of cheese, you can try it w/ langka :) i saw on tv then used mango instead.. looks delish also!

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  7. I can help you with some of the tikoy boxes.hahaha. :)

    http://dekaphobe.blogspot.com

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  8. You know, it was only when I went to college in Manila that I learned that you have to fry the tikoy before eating them! Hahaha Back in Zamboanga, we just eat them from the box... Maybe that's a different kind of tikoy we have? The lumpia-wrapped tikoy is another execution that i've never heard of until now. Gotta try that some time :P

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  9. I've once eaten this Tikoy brought by one of my teachers in school. It's so tasty and even deliciously. I like it... :)

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  10. @[pinkc00kies]: Thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely try those, especially the one with mangoes since we have some in the house.. :)

    @michymichymoo: Haha.. If we see each soon, I'll give you a box ;)

    @Mich of Mich Eats and Shops: I just learned yesterday that tikoy can be eaten straight from the box.. :) I guess we were just used to cooking tikoy in different ways 'cause it's quite hard to eat them as is. Sticky masyado.. XD

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  11. Kung Hei Fat Choi!! I love tikoy! :)

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  12. I am eating tikoy right now. I pan-fried two slices on a non-stick pan brushed with butter. Tamaditis. Deep frying looks too much of a hassle. Hehe

    Wow. I did not know I can eat tikoy raw. I'll try tomorrow. :D

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  13. ayay! miss na miss ko na ang tikoy! Happy Chinese New Year ganda!

    liked this page on FB!

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  14. Lumpia wrapper with cheese? That's bizarre but would try it if someone offered one. I would also stick to plain tikoy or fry it with egg XD

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  15. Brilliant idea :D ! We have a few tikoys here at home and will give this a shot.

    Hmmm... wonder how would a few chocolate sticks taste with the original tikoy flavor :) ?

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  16. we grew up with tikoy and ampaw.nakakamiss naman. i haven't eaten it for a long timenow.

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  17. can i have one box? hehe! i forgot to buy tikoy last weekend, staycation kasi sa bahay. i also fry tikoy with egg. =)

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  18. Honestly, i never heard of Tikoy. I guess Palawan is so far talaga not to know the word nor even heard it for that matter. Thanks to your post though, now i know!

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  19. yummy tikoy! happpy new year to you sis!

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  20. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    I ate a lot of tikoy over the weekend. It's one of my fave desserts, and my mom made sure to buy several boxes. We still have a few boxes left, so I'll try this one out.

    But you still have more tikoy boxes than we do hahaha.

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  21. Gong Xi Fa Cai! You said the photo doesn't look enticing, but it still makes me drool LOL. I also had some tikoy yesterday.:) We've never tried wrapping our tikoy with lumpia wrappers, though.

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  22. Kung Hei Fat Choi!! I also had tikoy last weekend.. yum!

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  23. i've only tried the white colored tikoy with egg but these look intersting and delicious! I love cheese! haha! :)

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  24. happy chinese new year :D WOW!! that's another way to prepare tikoy!! the combination of sweet and salty is a nice idea ;D

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  25. Happy Happy Chinese New Year! ♥ Lumpia wrapper with cheese and tikoy is usually what my Mom does too! And it's so good! :)))

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  26. Oh, this looks SO good! :P I didn't get any tikoy from my Chinese friends this year (UGHHH), but I wish I did, because I really want to try making this. I'm too cheap to buy my own tikoy hahahaha XD

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  27. wow tikoy! i haven't eaten mine yet. it was given by one of my former students who is chinese.. can't wait to eat it! i've also tried the tikoy cheese "lumpia" style but i didn't really like it. maybe it wasn't done right? anyway.. I'll see if I can try doing that again when I cook the Tikoy I have at home.

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  28. we just had it deep fried with egg. will try this one! :):):)

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  29. Kiong Hee Huat Tsai :) I have never tried enveloping the tikoy in lumpia wrapper, this is a very good idea, i'll try this, we still have tikoy inside the ref :)

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  30. Kung Hei Fat Choi! Pengeng tikoy!! :P

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  31. yummy!!! will try this one.. ohhh i love tikoy!!!

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  32. This is the first Chinese New Year that I haven't tasted tikoy.. Hehe. No one gives us last time. Lol.

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  33. thats an insane amount of tikoy ... we had 3 boxes and feeling ko dami na haha ... kiong hee!

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  34. Happy New Year! :) Wow, parang ang sarap. I love cheese!

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  35. Belated Gong Xi Fa Cai!;) Oh wow, I suddenly miss tikoy with this post you have. Funny thing? We've never tried it fried w/ egg yet. Hmmm... might as well do that one of these days. Hehe!

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  36. That's how we cook our tikoy. with cheese and wrapper. Yum! :))

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  37. ohhh.. that I have to try.. I once cooked tikoy wrapped in lumpia wrapper with langka on it and it tasted sooooo good.. I bet this one's has the same goodness on it :)

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  38. wow I have to try it with cheese!

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  39. I love tikoy the brown one too!

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  40. I insanely miss tikoy! I dont care if its plain or not but I remember my mom use to coat it with egg and I LOVE IT!!!

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  41. this tikoy recipe is very timely! i'd sample at home over the weekend :)

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  42. We usually eat tikoy with eggs... but this one looks good.. i have to try this! thanks for the idea...

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  43. I tried cooking fried tikoy at home. But this one's really yummy.

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  44. Happy New Year! Wow,new recipe..try ko mamaya,good thing may brown tikoy kami.

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  45. My son will surely love this. I will try this soon. :-)

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  46. i shown this recipe to my mother in law and cook it,taste delicious,thank you for this recipe

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  47. We usually eat tikoy with egg but we have never tried it with cheese! Thanks by the way to Sumi! :)

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  48. As I'm writing this post, we're having a merienda of lumpiang tikoy which my sis-in-law taught me to prepare 2 days ago. I never thought it could be made into a lumpia. Galing!

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  49. we usually fry it with egg. will definitely try this one.

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  50. Kung Hei Fat Choi! everybody loves tikoy at chinese new year!

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  51. Wow yum yum, would love to try this one out, we still have a box of tikoy left :)

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  52. first time i've seen such recipe. :) I'll try this one. I'm a cheese lover! :)

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  53. wow nice idea I'll try this parang turon lang.

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  54. Another must try almusal or meryenda. Madami pang tikoy sa SM ill buy some and try it hihi

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  55. I love to try this tikoy,kc favorite ito ng mom ko eh ;) Kung Hei Fat Choi Ms.Sumi....

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  56. I've never thought of cooking tikoy that way but I'll definitely try! Thanks for the idea! :)

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  57. try to cook your tikoy with a twist- a sliced of tikoy and exact of macapuno that you can buy in supermarket wrap it with lumpia wrapper...roll it and fry... this is so delicious YUMMY...

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