Adobong Sitaw is a vegetable dish composed of string beans cooked adobo style. As you might have noticed, almost all ingredients can be cooked using the famous adobo style – be it meat or vegetables. Chicken Adobo, Pork Adobo, Adobong Kambing, and Adobong Pusit are just few of the adobo dishes that we have featured – so far. Of course, it includes this Adobong Sitaw Recipe.
Using pork in this Adobong Sitaw recipe is optional. If you are one of our vegan friends, you can still enjoy this dish even when pork is not around. I only included pork in this recipe to add a little meaty taste to it, since I am a certified carnivore – as you might have known by now.
I like this healthy vegetable recipe not just by its nutritional value, making adobo out of string beans brings out this vegetable’s natural flavor which is often over powered by other vegetables and ingredients in dishes such as Pakbet Tagalog, Pakbet Ilocano, Kare Kare, and Sinigang na baboy.
Are string beans one of your favorite vegetables? What other string bean dishes do you like?
Try this Adobong Sitaw Recipe and let me know what you think.
- 1 lb string beans (sitaw), cut in 2 inch length
- ¼ lb pork belly, thinly sliced (optional)
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup vinegar
- 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
- 4 to 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup water
- Heat a frying pan or wok then sear the pork.
- When oil and juice comes out of the pork, add garlic and onions then cook for 2 minutes.
- Pour-in the soy sauce, vinegar, and water then bring to a boil.
- Shake-in the ground black pepper and stir.
- Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the pork is tender.
- Add the string beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
- Serve hot with steamed rice.
- Share and enjoy!