How to Cook Two Filipino Classics: Pork Adobo and Tofu Sisig

Words by Mara Karniella Sugue

Home is where the heart is. As Filipinos, we always carry a sense of home through our food. But as we get older, the amount of time one needs to spend in the kitchen to cook a single dish starts to seem daunting. With busy schedules, ordering takeout always seems to be the best option! But don’t worry, we are here to show you easy recipes of two Filipino classics so you may always have a taste of home wherever in life you go.

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Tofu Sisig Recipe

This dish is a healthier spin on the classic Kapampangan sisig. With just a few ingredients, you can easily recreate the Filipino favorite—with a twist!

What you’ll need for the Tofu Sisig:

  • Tofu
  • 1 sachet mayonnaise
  • 1 can liverspread
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice (half)
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic
  • Green chilies
  • Onion

The ingredients for this dish aren’t hard to find either. In fact, most of them can be found in any grocery. No need for any fancy ingredients that you don’t know where to get!

This tofu sisig is surprisingly really easy to make! Since we are using tofu, all you have to do is deep fry some diced tofu, and combine all the other remaining ingredients in a bowl to make the sauce. After, just mix in the sauce with the tofu and viola! You already have some healthy but also oh-so yummy tofu sisig ready to be enjoyed!

Pork Adobo Recipe

Missing your mom’s home-cooked Pork Adobo? Here’s a simple recipe for you to try that is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Just like the tofu sisig recipe, this pork adobo recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. For this dish, you will only be needing the following:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • 1 kg pork belly
  • 2 Parts white vinegar
  • 1 part soy sauce
  • Bay leaf
  • Black pepper to taste

To start your adobo, just sauté some garlic and onion in a pan. After, brown your pork and then mix in the soy sauce and the vinegar. Then, add a couple of bay leaves and a bit of black pepper to taste. Simmer your adobo on low for about 45 minutes or until the pork is fully cooked, and you’re done! With this trusty adobo recipe, you are now ready impress and show everyone your #KitchenSkills!

What are your favorite Filipino recipes? Let us know in the comments! 

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