The homemade kikiam recipe is the one where meat and vegetable are used. One version of kikiam found in Dumaguete is called “tempura“ because it's flattened and they say it resembles the Japanese dish of the same name.
Keyword Pork, Street Food
Prep Time 20 minutesminutes
Cook Time 20 minutesminutes
Total Time 40 minutesminutes
Author Joost Nusselder
1lbshrimppeeled and chopped
1tbspfive spice powder
1tbspsugar or more
Salt and ground pepperto taste
Bean curd sheetsfor wrapping
Cooking oilfor frying
Mix together ground pork, shrimp, garlic, onion, carrots, five spice, sugar, salt, and ground pepper.
Lay down a piece of bean curd sheet and add 3 tbsp of the meat mixture. Wrap it like you're wrapping a lumpia. Set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.
Arrange wrapped meat (kikiam) in a steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes. Once done, remove kikiam from the steamer. Set aside and allow to cool.
Place enough cooking oil in a pot for deep frying. Heat oil, then fry kikiam on medium heat until skin is crispy.
Remove from heat and slice before serving with a sweet and sour creamy sauce for dipping. See sauce recipe below.
You can store your homemade version of kikiam into the freezer for future frying.