adobong sitaw with tofu

adobong sitaw with tofu
adobong sitaw with tofu

A dear friend (ate Ning) from Jeonju sent me a box of vegetables early this week. She packed several “ampalaya” (bitter gourd), okra, “kangkong” (watercress), “sitaw” (string beans) and “saluyot” (moolah :D). It was so exciting considering that these vegetables are not readily available in Korea. I immediately thought of the “ginisang ampalaya” (sauteed ampalaya) that my niece, Cristina, used to make back home.

This morning, as I was frying some tofu I decided to cook it “adobong sitaw” without the meat. It was pretty easy! Just saute garlic and sliced onion, then add the string beans. Stir-fry and then add 1/4 cup of soy sauce and the same amount of vinegar. I put it some crushed peppercorns and waited for it to boil… simmer for a couple of minutes and that’s it! Actually, you need to taste and adjust the seasonings. 😀

It was my first time in two years for me to eat “sitaw” or string beans. I can’t wait to have “ginisang ampalaya” this weekend!

4 thoughts on “adobong sitaw with tofu

  • September 3, 2005 at 10:29 am
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    😀 sauteed all of the veggies(all the “talbos” stuff) with some of the string beans. Cooked cnigang with “kangkong”, string beans and okra. Now I have about a few okra and ampalaya to cook. I will try “ginisang amplaya” later. Ate Ning said the ampalaya ain’t sour, so will definitely try cooking it soon. (Thanks Ate Ning!!!)

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  • September 3, 2005 at 11:28 pm
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    YUMMMMMMMMM……It has been ages since i’ve bought those veggies. There is a small authentic chinese store in my town that occasionally sells ampalaya and okra. Would you be an angel and let me know if there is a seller who can courier this stuff? Thanks a million

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  • May 10, 2006 at 7:18 pm
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    uuhhhmmm…. ang sarap naman niyan…
    ano pong korean langauge ng string beans at watercress po?
    thanks…

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