I wanted to change my diet to a plant-based diet. My reason is because it’s healthy and it would be a great help with my Silent Reflux (or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux). But it’s really hard because I love food — and I love meat – it’s too delicious to give up… huhuhu
So first I thought, I’d have a Flexitarian Diet where in I would be eat plant-based meals five days a week and have meat twice a week. But it’s also too difficult because of the schedule adjustment with the kids starting school and my family not really into the plant-based lifestyle. So I thought, I’d just cook and eat as much plant-based food as I can — yung kung kaya lang ng schedule.
And today nga, I decided to cook Adobong Sitaw with Tofu but then again I thought my family won’t like it because they are used to Adobong Sitaw with Pork Belly — so what I did was I just added tofu in my usual dish.
Watch: Adobong Sitaw with Tofu and Pork Recipe Video
I just ate through our ulam and picked the sitaw and tofu….
Haaay, kaya ko kaya ang mag-plant-based diet? What do you think?
Adobong Sitaw with Tofu and Pork
- 200g pork belly, cut into pieces
- 1/2 block tofu, cut into cubes
- 4 tbsp cooking oil
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp patis
- 1 bunch sitaw (snake beans), cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the tofu until brown. Remove and set aside.
- Remove excess oil and fry pork belly until brown.
- Add the garlic into the pan and cook until fragrant and a bit brown on the edges. Mix it with the pork belly.
- Add soy sauce, water, and bay leaf. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the vinegar and wait for it to boil. Add the sugar and patis and mix well.
- Add the tofu.
- Add the sitaw and simmer for 5-10 more minutes depending on how much you want your sitaw cooked.
- Serve with steamed rice.