Adobong sitaw is one of my favorite Filipino vegetable dish. This adobong sitaw recipe is so easy to make with only 7 ingredients. In the Philippines, when a dish has the word “adobo” it means it is cooked in vinegar and soy sauce an example is the popular Pork Adobo.
I have never tried using green beans when making this dish but I’m sure it is also delicious. Sitaw is a Filipino term for string beans or yardlong beans. It has many uses in the Philippine cuisine like kare kare, sinigang, pinakbet and many more. Here in the US bundled sitaw are sold in Asian stores.
One thing to remember when making adobo use 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water as vinegar is sour. An example would be ½ cup vinegar equals one cup water.
If you are like me I can sit and eat just adobong sitaw without rice. So making extra servings would be a good idea. Besides it is tastier if a day old plus this type of beans doesn’t get soggy.
What is Sitaw?
It is the equivalent of green beans but thinner and longer and grown in warm and humid environment. The plant is a vine that grows in subtropical or tropical regions. A very good source of Vitamin C and many other vitamins.
How to Make Adobong Sitaw Recipe
Adobong Sitaw Recipe
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/3 vinegar
- 2/3 water
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ pound pork tenderloin or shoulder cut or ground pork
- 30 pieces sitaw string beans cut 2 inches long
- 2 tablespoons oil
- salt to taste
- Wash the string beans and cut into 2 inches long. Remove the top of the string beans. The easiest way is to take about 6 string beans line them up and cut the top all at the same time. Then continue cutting into 2 inches long. Set aside.
- In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat.
- Saute onion until translucent.
- Add garlic and cook until golden.
- Add soy sauce and pork.
- Once pork turns pale in color add the sitaw (string beans). Cover skillet until sitaw is half cooked.
- Pour vinegar and add ground pepper. Do not cover or mix it until it boils.
- Pour water bring to a boil.
- Lower heat between medium to low, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender but crisp.
- Salt to taste.