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Adobong Sitaw - Vegetarian Adobo recipe

If you tried Chicken Adobo and loved it, you must try this vegetarian Filipino Adobong Sitaw too. Please! 

Everytime I make Adobong Sitaw, it reminds me of Alan Peneda's Bebot Song of Black Eyed Peas mentioning 'Yong Kanin, (the food) Chicken Adobo, though it's not vegetarian, but you get the drift. It's Adobo baby!

Filipino Adobong SitawAdobong Sitaw - Asian long beans sauteed with Shiitake mushrooms and all the ingredients used in a Filipino Adobo Recipe

These Asian long beans grow wild in the summer in my backyard garden on Long Island, New York.

Being a Filipino, I plant this vegetable because I love to cook them in different ways. My favorite is the green beans Filipino Adobo recipe. These beans are tender and really fun to cook.

Whether these Asian Long beans are cooked in coconut milk, sauteed with just basic ingredients such as chopped garlic and onions or making this Adobong Sitaw, they always come out excellent!

I like this vegetable better than the regular string beans. The Asian variety is much more tender and easier to clean, infact, there's nothing to clean. You just put them together in a bunch, cut them cross wise and they're ready to go in a wok!

Just a few plants give me a lot of green beans all summer long! 

  • A bunch of green tender Long Asian Beans
  • Shiitake Mushrooms, cleaned and separated in pieces
  • Chopped Garlic
  • A bit of any kind of oil for stirfrying
  • Tamari Organic Soy Sauce 'to taste'
  • 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon organic brown sugar ( Optional)
  • Crushed Ginger
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Steamed Red Rice ( any steamed rice will do)

Put the beans together in a bunch and cut them cross wise about 1 inch long. Set aside. Separate, and clean the shiitake mushrooms. 

Heat up the oil in a wok and saute the garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms sautee some more then add the cut beans. Stir to mix everything.

Add the soy sauce (to taste) and the apple cider vinegar plus the sugar if using it. Saute and cover the wok so it create steam to cook the beans stirring alternately removing the cover until the beans are tender. Season with cracked pepper.  Serve over hot steamed rice and chow down.

It's an excellent vegetarian adobo taste and the chickens are saved. The flavors of the soy sauce, garlic and vinegar with a bit of sugar makes that ethnic taste I crave.  Plus the beans has its own quality protein that's easily assimilated by the body and it gives you all the fiber you need.

A best equipped kitchen includes a wok. These cooking tool is so versatile. You can use it for cooking many different dishes including boiling a pot of pasta. It has a wide mouth and a cover so it's an all around cooking machine!

NOTE: Basic ingredient for Adobo is soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, fresh cracked pepper and bay leaf.

If you have tried Adobong Sitaw or Chicken Adobo and loved it or even hate it, we'd like to hear it. Post your comments and a photo or a little story about it here

C'mon and try this vegan adobo recipe. Mabuhay! 


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