Hydro Veggies

Hydroponic Produce from Philippines

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Scallion Pancakes

Scallion pancakes

These pancakes may work well as appetizers or side dishes. On many occasions, when there is a dough involved, it may take a while to prepare due to the “inactive” time it requires to grow or rest. So this recipe needs preparation in advance, though  it is worth to try! You may serve the wedges with ginger dipping sauce or even the Filipino Garlic Soy Vinegar Dip we used here.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup hot water

1/2 cup sliced scallions

1 tbsp sesame oil

3 tsp vegetable oil plus 1 more to use separately

Salt and pepper to taste

Serves: 4


In a medium bowl sift the flour. Carefully pour the hot water and mix with a wooden spoon until a ball is formed. Knead for 2 minutes and place back in a bowl, covered with a tea towel. Leave to rest for 30 minutes. Make sure that the place is warm and there is no draft. Meanwhile, mix the sesame and vegetable oil in a small bowl and set aside. Wash the scallions and  thinly slice.

On a floured surface, knead the dough and with a rolling pin extend into a thin rectangle with the long side facing you. Brush the dough with the oil mixture, sprinkle the scallion, salt and pepper. With your fingers carefully roll up the dough. Cut into 4 pieces. Take one of them, coil it to form like a snail. With the rolling pin flatten into a circle about 0.5cm thick (1/4 inch aprox). Repeat with the other 3 pieces.

Heat a pan and drizzle the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil, place the pancakes and cook until golden brown on each side. Transfer to a board, cut into wedges and serve into plates with dipping sauce.

Source: Adapted from Serious Eats.


Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich

We like today’s recipe as it incorporates four of our hydroponic veggies: celery, scallionbell pepper and lettuce. We also like it because it is very fulfilling and practical for making a quick lunch or dinner.


1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup bell pepper

2 scallions

1/2 cup natural yogurt

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

4 whole wheat sandwich buns, split

4 lettuce leaves

4 slices of mild cheese

Serves: 4


In a medium bowl combine the first seven ingredients. Warm the sandwich buns. Place a slice of mild cheese, like Provolone, and a lettuce leaf on each of the buns. Fill with the chicken salad and you’re done!

Source: Original.