Stir Fried Beef and Togue

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried beef and togue is another simple yet delicious dish. This dish is commonly serve in Chinese restaurants. The beef strips marinated in a blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic,  sugar, salt and pepper then cook and simmer together with sprouted mung beans until the meat is tender. This is one of my favorite dish and my family really loves it.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

300 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly into strips
2 cups togue(sprouted mung beans)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
4 tablespoons cooking oil

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water or soda
4 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Marinate beef in garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt and pepper for 2 hours or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add marinated beef, marinade, water then simmer in a low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Season with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
4. Add sprouted mung beans, chili flakes then stir cook for 3 minutes.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve hot with steamed rice.

Lumpiang Togue

Filipino Style Recipe: Lumpiang Togue or lumpiang gulay is another typical Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). It is normally consists of mung bean sprouts, carrots, tofu and seasonings wrapped in lumpia wrapper then deep fried until golden brown and crisp.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes

500 grams togue(mung bean sprouts)
1 carrot, julienned
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce or soy sauce
1 cup fried tofu, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
15-20 pieces spring roll wrapper(lumpia wrapper)
cooking oil for deep frying
1/2 cup dried shrimps(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add dried shrimps then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Add tofu and carrots then cook for another minute.
4. Season with oyster sauce and pepper then mix well.
5. Add beansprout then cook for 2-3 minutes or until cook. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 2
1. Place 1/4 cup of veggies in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
2. Fold over the bottom edge to the center then fold the two sides towards the center and roll.
3. Use a bit egg to seal the last edge. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia until golden brown and crispy.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with spicy vinegar.

Stir Fried Mushrooms, Beans Sprouts and Broccoli

Filipino Style Recipe: stir fried mushrooms, bean sprouts and broccoli is another easy and healthy low carbohydrate dish. Normally the vegetables stir cooked in a blend of soy sauce, cornstarch and other seasonings.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
100 grams bean sprouts
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste

1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced(optional)
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Pour soy sauce and bring to boil.
3. Add vegetables, chili flakes and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch and simmer until thickens.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Serve hot immediately.

Ginisang Togue

Filipino style recipe: ginisang togue or sauteed sprouted mung beans recipe is a healthy yet affordable dish. Normally the sprouted mung beans sauteed with fried pork, tofu shrimp, green beans and carrots.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

1/2 kilo sprouted mung beans(toge)
1/2 cup fried tofu(tokwa), diced
1/4 kilo pork, cut into small pieces
1 small-sized bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small-sized carrot, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
fish sauce(patis) or salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil

1. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry pork until golden brown. Set aside.
2. Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes.
3. Add fried tofu and pork then a little water and pork broth cubes. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
6. Add sprouted mung beans, carrots and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
7. Remove from heat. Serve with steamed rice.

1. You may also add shrimp, green beans and sayote.