Sitaw is the local name for string bean in the Philippines, and is available everywhere. This humble bean packs 34 grams of protein in one cup- the average requirement for an adult per meal. Sitaw can sometimes be tough and rubbery so when you choose them, make sure they are fresh and haven’t hardened. Adobo is also one of the most common and famous Filipino dishes. Put the two together and you have a sure fire hit!
- 1 bundle sitaw
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms of choice ( portobello give a nice texture and hold flavour well)
- 1/3 cup toyo
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 tomatoes diced
Saute the garlic and onions in a little oil till the onion is clear.
Add the sitaw. Splash a bit of water to steam the beans.
Add the toyo, vinegar mushrooms and tomato.
Stew till the beans are soft . Adjust the taste to your liking by adding more of the vinegar to temper the saltiness.