Over the years I have tinkered with this 10 minute zucchini dish that is delicious and extremely easy to make. First slice the zucchini into longish strips about 2 inches long and about half an inch wide or thinner. Slice up some white onions. Put a pan on high heat and wait for it to get very hot. Add some vegetable oil then follow with the onions. There should be a nice hiss when the onions hit the fat. Shake the pan often to flip the onions around until they start to get a little cooked, say 1 minute or so. Add the zucchini and continue to shake the pan to prevent its contents from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add lemon or calamansi juice, some Kikkoman or light soya sauce, cracked black pepper and as you are about to remove the pan from the flames, sprinkle some sesame seeds and a dash of sesame oil on the veggies.
Do not overcook this dish. The zucchini should still hold its shape well and the dish must look â€œfresh,â€ not stewed! If it is overly watery, the flames were not hot enough and/or you cooked it for too long. This dish tastes terrificâ€¦almost like a vegetarian version of bistek tagalog. Salt from the soy sauce, sour from the lemon, flavor of sesame and the nice sweetness of onionsâ€¦yum! Goes well with a steak, some fried chicken, a piece of fish. Rice is a must. Enjoy!