Frugal Living : Carrot And String Beans Adobo



Apparently, many of us go through financial hard times and being down-and-out could do a lot of compromise on our everyday food intake. Yeah, I mean we go starve ourselves or eat the food with more quantity but low quality. I learned pretty well from my parents that we can save money without hurting our budget nor let our taste buds suffer. I love to cook and budget-friendly food is what I have been practicing. I am no professional chef, but being Asian surely gave me the advantage, this food right here only cost me Php 100.00 or $2.30 and the serving is good for 3 persons.


300 grams of diced pork meat – php 50.00

100 grams of Oyster Sauce – php 15.00

1 piece of red onion (chopped) – php 3.00

3 cloves of garlic (minced) – php 2.00

150 grams of carrot – php 15.00

250 grams of string beans – php 15.00

2 tbsp. of cane vinegar

3 tbsp. of soy sauce

salt and pepper or cayenne pepper to taste

soy sauce and cane vinegar

raw sugar

Prepare the string beans by snapping the ends off before you start cutting them into small lengths. then slice the carrot into small strips or tiny cubes.

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Place your pan on the burner, once your pan is hot enough you can oil it with whatever oil you have available in your kitchen, I use canola or vegetable oil. Cook the diced pork meat under high heat until its light brown, adjust the heat to medium-high before adding your minced garlic and chopped onion, fry it until the chopped onion is translucent.

Adjust the burner again to low heat then add 2 tablespoon of cane vinegar and 3 tablespoon of soy sauce. Leave it for at least 2-3 minutes because the vinegar needs to be cooked first before you can start stirring, otherwise it will make the food a little bitter.

Time for the veggies to join the meat in the pan! Adding 2 tbsp of raw sugar is preferred for a semi-sweet taste but it’s not required. Mix them all together until string beans and carrots are tender. You can tell when it’s already cook 🙂

Serve with brown rice!

Oh! I know it may be strange but I like to pair my meal with brewed coffee!  Yeeeeeeppppp! love those mason jars ♥


♥ Happy Eating ♥


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