Easy Recipes: Rea’s Burgers featuring Sarsaya Oyster sauce

I was not able to attend the recent launch of Ajinomoto’s Sarsaya Oyster sauce a couple of weeks ago, but I was lucky enough to still receive a sample of it, along with a few recipes to try it with such as Ginisang Kangkong (water spinach) with Tofu.

One of my childhood favorites is my mom’s Ginisang kangkong in Oyster sauce, but that one doesn’t have Tofu, so I was really curious about this recipe.

Anyway, I followed the recipe and came up with this delicious dish.

sarsaya-kangkong-tofu
It was Chef Mac who demonstrated how to cook this, as well as the Thai stir-fried chicken, at the launch. Then I heard that two of my fellow mom bloggers were challenged to create dishes using Sarsaya. Ang saya! right? That’s the part of the program that I wish I witnessed.

Here’s the recipe, by the way:

Ginisarsayang Kangkong with Tokwa

Ingredients:

1 C cooking oil
1 square Tofu, cubed
2 cloves of Garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 small sized Onion, thinly sliced
200 grams Kangkong (Water Spinach), separate the leaves from the stalks
30 grams pack of SARSAYA Oyster Sauce

To cook:

1. Fry Tokwa until slightly brown. Set aside.
2. Saute Garlic and Onion on the same pan.
3. Add Kangkong stalks and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Put Kangkong leaves and fried Tokwa. Continue stir-frying.
4. Add SARSAYA Oyster sauce. Mix and stir-fry for one minute. Serve hot.

Then, I remembered that the burger recipe I have learned recently from my friend, Rea Azuelo, includes Oyster sauce in its list of ingredients. So I decided to try the Sarsaya brand on it.

The result? We had a great burger lunch that day, hah!

sarsaya-burger
The funny thing about these burgers is that Jay and I have been wanting to learn to make burgers for years, but never really understood the recipes we found back then. Then one day, we came home to burgers that Rea made for our kids while we were away. Rea is one of our trusted friends we leave our children with.

Anyway, it tasted really good so I immediately asked Rea for the recipe. She told me to mix the following ingredients together:

Rea’s Burgers

Ingredients:

Onions, minced
Garlic, minced
Black pepper
Oyster Sauce (I used Sarsaya for this one)
Salt
Egg
Flour
Cornstarch
Ground beef

burgers-sarsaya-mix

You may have noticed that I didn’t put any proportions. That’s because, according to Rea, she just hocus-pocused in my kitchen and came up with great burgers. Some people are kitchen goddesses at birth, I guess.

1. So, what I did was, for 1 Kg of ground beef, I added 1 medium onion, 3 cloves of garlic, half a teaspoon of pepper (you can put more if you like it a bit more spicy), a small pack of Sarsaya Oyster sauce, a dash or so of salt, 2 eggs, two spoon heaps of flour and 1 spoon heaps of Cornstarch.

Please note that you can adjust your ingredients to your taste, or to your knowledge (if you already know how to make burgers, you can adjust the proportions).

2. After mixing, cover your bowl with cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator to cool for at least an hour.

3. After an hour, take the mixture out of the refrigerator, and make into balls.

4. Heat your pan or your grill, then put the mixture balls in when your pan is hot. Add oil, of course, if you’re frying your burgers.

5. Flatten your burgers with your spatula and turn your burgers once the other side is cooked.

That’s it!

Coco Martin gives SARSAYA a thumbs up!

Coco Martin, one of the biggest stars of ABS CBN Network, is the official endorser of SARSAYA. He has a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management and has a good idea of what good food is made of.  And he says that the taste of SARSAYA Oyster sauce is authentic.

SARSAYA Oyster sauce is made from real Oysters complete with seasonings to suit Filipino taste and preference in food. It is available in 30 grams pack and 156 grams stand-up pouch.

Ajinomoto also offers SARSAYA Sweet n Sour sauce. a delicious blend of pineapple and tomato sauce, that comes in 200 grams stand-up pouch.

For more recipes, visit:

Ajinomoto official website: http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/
Ajinomoto on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AjinomotoTaste

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Disclaimer: I was provided with SARSAYA Oyster sauce to review, but all opinions in this blog is mine.

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17 Comments

  1. Oyster sauce is really a miracle ingredient for a lot of Asian dishes. They make beef and vegetables look and taste really good. Good to know of this new brand.

  2. Oyster sauce is such an essential in our kitchen. The variety of things you can make with it are endless! I love my mushroom in garlic and oyster sauce combination.

  3. I also make burgers at home. Yung seasoning and ingredients depende kung ano meron sa house. But I will try to add oyster sauce and cornstarch next time.

  4. I’ve tried the tokwa with kangkong recipe before, and it has become one of our regulars since then. I haven’t tried making my own burger, so thanks for this recipe, and for the tips! I’m trying to eliminate processed food in our diet, so this’ll help! 🙂

  5. Ooh, I suddenly missed cooking homemade burgers! Pero, it’s the first time I’ve heard about putting an oyster sauce as part of the burger mix, Na-encourage tuloy ako i-try itong Sarsaya Oyster Sauce as I know how tasty the food becomes when you add oyster sauce in it. 🙂 Hopefully lang, magkaroon ako ng energy to create burger mix kasi. Napapagod kasi ako sa pagmince ng onion and garlic and I also put minced carrot din kasi.

  6. You just gave me new food ideas at home! 🙂 Mukhang madali lang yung burger recipe. All the mixing of ingredients and making it into balls, pwede magexperiment cooking with the kid. :))

  7. Told you I will try this at home and I did. My boys so love the burger naubos na agad, as in. First time to put Oyster Sauce and for boys who are used to eating burgers at least once a week, kita at lasa talaga ang difference. Panalo ang recipe ni maam Rea.

  8. We haven’t used this at home but by the looks of what you prepared, mukhang magugustuhan namin ito. Ang sarap talaga <3 Thanks for sharing your experience, love!

  9. I’ve seen the photos of the mommies and the ladies who attended the launch and they sure look that they really had a great time! Inggit much! Lol

    Anyway, will try this new Sarsaya Oyster sauce and the recipes, soon! 🙂

  10. Unfortunately, cooking is not my cup of tea. My mom does not know how to cook as well. This is the first time I have heard of Sarsaya. I hope it can help me in the future. Haha. I cooked before but it was really a disaster.

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