Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo

Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo
Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo. For those who are looking for the vegetable version of menudo, here is my version. Menudo is a Pinoy dish rich in flavors and textures, for that reason it is difficult to replicate it into a vegetarian version. Obviously the meat, the fats and the essential liver ingredients are missing. Not unless you have access to textured and flavored vegetable protein vegetarian substitute is used, may be a vegetarian menudo may come close.

Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo Rice

But most do not have access or have no clue what is TVP is. Instead for our version of Vegetarian Menudo we used firm tofu which is readily available. For flavors we have to use a lot of vegetable broth or vegetable cubes. Cooking is basically similar to our other menudo recipes, just click the link below to check out the recipes.

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Beef Menudo 
Chicken Menudo 

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Here is the recipe on my version of Vegetarian Menudo.


1 large block hard tofu, cut in to rectangles, fried and cut into cubes
2 small size potato, skinned, cut into cubes
1 medium size carrot, skinned, cut into cubes
1 small sized carrot, skinned, cut into thin circles
2 small size green and red bell pepper, cut into small squares
1/2 cup precooked green peas
1/2 cup canned garbanzos
1 medium size onion, peeled, chopped
1/2 head small garlic, peeled, crushed then chopped
2-3 pcs. bay leaf
1 small packet tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp banana ketchup
1/3 cup raisins
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
1-2 tsp sugar
2 pcs vegetable cubes
1/4 cup corn starch
parsley flakes
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Vegetarian Menudo, Tofu Menudo - Cooking Procedure

In a medium size non-stick sauce pan heat generous amount of cooking oil and sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add in the hard tofu and continue to stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add in the bay leaf, parsley places, potato and the vegetable cubes diluted in 1 cup of water let boil and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes then add in the carrot and continue to simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. Then add in the green peas, garbanzos, raisins, soy sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, banana ketchup and sugar, continue to stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked.Thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water. Now add in the fish and the bell pepper and stir cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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