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Tokwa’t Manok

Tokwa’t manok is a rich and savoury dish made with a mix of soft and tender chicken and crispy tofu coated with a sweet and salty sauce made with onion, garlic, tomatoes, black bean, soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, pepper and is topped with fresh kinchay and chopped chillies for some kick!


Chicken-loving persons are now changing the game of some of the most famous meat dishes. Pork tapa? Let’s make some chicken tapa. Pork adobo? Let’s make some chicken adobo. Pork barbecue? Let’s make some chicken barbecue. More and more meat dishes are having their chicken counterpart. Chicken is a very healthy protein source. It has lower fat content when compared with pork and beef. It easily absorbs flavor which makes it a good choice for a lot of savoury dishes.

You’ve probably heard of tokwa’t baboy. Now, get ready to know tokwa’t manok. Both dishes are almost similar. This tokwa’t manok recipe is not just a plain counterpart of the tokwa’t baboy. It includes special ingredients like the salted black beans and is made more fresh and appetizing with the freshly chopped kinchay and chillies. You can eat it as a snack, an appetizer, or as an ulam. If you drool as you read this blog, try this recipe today!


The steps in making tokwa’t manok is almost similar with the famous tokwa’t baboy but with extra special and healthy ingredients. First, the tofu is fried until golden brown and crispy. The next steps will involve sautéing the chicken, the aromatics and the seasonings. This will result to a sweet and savoury sauce. Add the fried tofu and coat it with the sauce. When everything is set, garnish the tokwa’t manok with some freshly chopped kinchay and chilies. Enjoy this savoury dish with a big bowl of hot steaming rice!

Tokwa’t Manok

Course: Chicken Recipes




  • 250 grams tofu

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • ½ kilo boneless chicken thigh (cut into serving pieces)

  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 pieces tomatoes, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons salted black beans

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • sugar, salt and pepper to taste

  • chopped kinchay

  • chopped chillies


  • Prepare the tofu and cut into serving pieces. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the tofu pieces until crunchy and golden brown. Set aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Sauté the boneless chicken thigh until the water and oil comes out. Let it cook until the chicken becomes light brown.
  • Once browned, push the chicken to one side of the pan. Sauté some onions, garlic and tomatoes for a few seconds. Sauté all the aromatics and the chicken together. Add the salted black beans, soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar and water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Do not stir too early to avoid the raw taste of the vinegar.
  • Stir to mix the ingredients well. Taste the sauce and adjust the taste with sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Add the fried tofu and stir gently to coat the tofu with the sauce. Add some chopped kinchay and chillies. Stir well.
  • Transfer the tokwa’t manok in a serving plate and top with more kinchay and chillies. Serve with hot steaming rice.

Paano Magluto ng Tokwa’t Manok


  • 250 grams tokwa
  • 1 kutsara ng mantika
  • ½ kilo hita ng manok (natanggalan na ng buto, hiniwa sa serving pieces)
  • 1 sibuyasa (hiniwa ng maliliit na squares)
  • 4 butil ng bawang (hiniwa ng maliliit)
  • 2 piraso ng kamatis (hiniwa)
  • 3 kutsara ng tausi
  • 1 kutsara ng toyo
  • 1 kutsara ng oyster sauce
  • 2 kutsara ng suka
  • 1 tasa ng tubig
  • asukal, asin at paminta
  • kinchay (hiniwa)
  • sili (hiniwa)


  1. Ihanda ang tokwa at hatiin ito sa maliliit na squares. Magpainit ng mantika at iprito ang tokwa hanggang maging crunchy at golden brown. Isantabi.
  2. Magpainit ng mantika. Iprito ang mga piraso ng manok hanggang lumabas ang tubig at mantika nito. Hayaan itong maluto hanggang maging light brown.
  3. Kapag naging brown na, ipush ang mga manok sa isang side ng kawali. Mag-gisa ng sibuyas, bawang at kamatis ng ilang minuto. Igisa ang mga ito kasama ang mga manok. Ilagay ang tausi, toyo, oyster sauce, suka at tubig. Hayaan itong maluto ng 5 minutes. Wag munang haluin para hindi magkaroon ng hilaw na lasa ng suka.
  4. Haluin ang mga ito ng maayos. Tikman at i-adjust ang lasa gamit ang asukal, asin at paminta.
  5. Ilagay ang pinritong tokwa at haluin hanggang malagyan ang mga ito ng sauce. Maglagay ng hiniwang kinchay at sili. Haluin ng mabuti.
  6. Transfer the tokwa’t manok in a serving plate and top with more kinchay and chillies. Serve with hot steaming rice.
  7. Ilipat ang tokwa’t manok sa isang serving plate at lagyan ng hiniwang kinchay at sili. Iserve kasama ang mainit ng kanin. Enjoy!
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