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One special ingredient for making this dish is ngohiong. The powder is used to add flavor to meats and vegetables.
Easy to cook and delicious Ngohiong Chicken.

Ngohiong is a dish originating from the city of Cebu in the Philippines. It is made with chicken, pork or shrimp, and vegetables, wrapped in a lumpia wrapper and fried. The dish is served with a dipping sauce made from vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic. Ngohiong is typically made with chicken, but pork or shrimp can also be used. The meat is marinated in a five-spice powder before being wrapped in a lumpia wrapper and fried. The five-spice powder is made of five Chinese spices. The five-spice powder originates from the Sichuan province in China. It's made of equal ingredients of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, and Sichuan pepper. The powder is used to add flavor to meats and vegetables. It can also be used as a rub for chicken or pork before cooking. For this recipe, we will make Ngohiong Chicken, that is made by marinating chicken in a special sauce, which is five spice powder or ngohiong, then fry it. The result is a crispy, flavorful chicken that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or something to impress your guests, ngohiong chicken is sure to please.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 60 minute(s)


  • 1 or 2 chicken breast, cut into 2 or 3 parts
  • 150g tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp ngohiong / five-spice powder
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Oil for frying


  • Lettuce / tomato
  • Chili sauce
  • Mayonnaise



Mix ngohiong powder, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl, then marinate the chicken breasts for 40 minutes in the refrigerator.

Step 1 of cooking Ngohiong Chicken.

Take out the chicken from the refrigerator, then coat the chicken with tapioca flour.

Step 2 of cooking Ngohiong Chicken.

Heat the oil on medium heat. When the oil is hot enough, put in the chicken and fry until golden brown.

Step 3 of cooking Ngohiong Chicken.

Prepare tomato, chili sauce, and mayonnaise, then serve the Ngohiong Chicken along with warm rice.

Step 4 of cooking Ngohiong Chicken.

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