Food Hack: Kimpura’s Teppanyaki Mixed Rice

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/July 19, 2012

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Because Divisoria is the country’s center for cheap China goods, it’s also the country’s biggest gathering of the local kuripot. The cataclysmic traffic around the area is proof that a majority of their most ardent customers are car-driving kuripots who can actually purchase the real thing but still choose to go cheap. This is the essence of the kuripot; the same thing that brought about the birth of fried rice.

Fried rice, which is notably a very Asian dish, is a product of thrift. Because we don’t like to spend more for food (which is actually good because we don’t waste), we gather all our leftovers and have them all party in a gigantic wok complete with a bouncing food effect.

Just about every single Asian country has a form of fried rice—Nasi Goreng from Indonesia, Yang Chow from China, and notoriously, Knorr Fried Rice from the Philippines.

Our little dish today here is a food hack of a local Japanese fried rice classic—Kimpura’s mixed fried rice.

Sitting around 2 meter wide teppanyaki tables for the last two to three decades, this dish has been riling up tongues and noses as it’s masterfully cooked by a dual-spatula-wielding chef in front of you. Because of such an inspiring preparatory show, you won’t be satisfied with one bowl especially with the coveted Japanese rice being used.

If this made you hungry, you can try heading to Kimpura and ordering a bowl of this for about 90 to 100 pesos. For the same amount though, you can cook 4 times the amount and feed your family. Your choice.

Kimpura Teppanyaki Fried Rice

Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Japanese rice
  • 2 pcs egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped leeks
  • 1/4 cup ground pork
  • 1/4 cup peeled shrimps, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Procedure

  1. Heat oil in pan. Cook eggs, scrambled style.
  2. Set aside in a bowl. In the same pan, melt butter.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion.
  4. Add pork and shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add in carrots, cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Add in rice. Season with Kikkoman soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook and mix rice well.
  8. Check seasonings.
  9. Add in chopped leeks.
  10. Turn off fire and serve.

 

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Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded Pepper.ph in 2012. Aside from directing Pepper.ph's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • chocnut1

    There’s a write-up about Pepper.ph on GMA News Online! :D

  • chocnut1
    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Thanks for pointing it out! :)

  • Vinz

    I want an extraordinary fla lise ( fried rice)!!!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      I was tempted to write that but I wasn’t sure if people were gonna get it lolol.

  • http://twitter.com/kegstrife7 Egay

    Hurrah for Pepper.ph!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      Thanks egay! :D

  • http://hellobeauty.ph/ Dionne

    this is my favorite rice of all TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      LOLOLOL

  • http://twitter.com/enJOYwithJOY enjoywithjoy

    Fried rice is the ultimate Asian comfort food!

    • http://twitter.com/dwightco Dwight Co

      oo, pag stressed especially hehe

  • kitkat

    Tonight’s dish will be your fried rice. yumyum

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      How did it go? :)

  • sandrita

    some advice to the recipe writer — do indicate in the ingredient list if you mean COOKED Japanese rice or not. just to be safe. :)

    • Polinag96

      Yes exactly! I am wondering the same thing… IS it cooked rice or not?

      • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

        It is cooked. thank you so much. Apologies for this.

  • Luey

    Made this for my family over the weekend. I beg to differ regarding the hackuracy. This is 100% hackurate! Thanks, Pepper.ph! :)

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Oh wow, thanks so much Luey! :)

  • RdA

    Why did you post this one? Why oh why?? Now I can’t stop making it… I’m getting faaaattttttttt!!!! hahahah!!!! Family loves it!!!

  • RdA

    Why did you post this one? Why oh why?? Now I can’t stop making it… I’m getting faaaattttttttt!!!! hahahah!!!! Family loves it!!!

  • cAp

    sorry! mali ata un ing. nun yakimeshi! ng work aq as teppanyaki cook sa Kimpura for 2 yrs kaya alam ko

  • Lem Francisco

    Wow! I love fried rice next to sleeping. Need to buy a Japanese bowl first! :)

  • Paula

    Why can’t I pin this?