I love togue, but only when my mom cooks it. i am very particular with how it’s cooked and the togue should have NO bitter taste. the key to introducing new vegetables to your child is to prepare the vegetables as fresh as possible, which, in this case is essential for togue. pls pls pls dont buy togue from the supermarket! it’s usually old and yellowish, which makes it bitter. Always buy from the wet market where it’s still very crispy, white and fresh. you should feel a “crunch” when you break it in half. my son loves this togue recipe! unfortunately, i can’t upload videos yet since i have to pay for that to happen lol but here’s a screen shot of my son eating this togue recipe:
- 2 cups FRESH togue (make sure it’s white, crispy and firm)
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1 cup baguio beans, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 kg ground pork
- 2 firm blocks of tofu (around 2 cups when cubed) cubed small. cutting it into small cubes make it crispy and easy for kids to eat.
- 2 tbsp knorr liquid seasoning
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (to taste)
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- pepper to taste
cubes tofu into small pieces then fry. set aside.
in a large wok, saute onion and garlic. once fragrant, add the ground pork. stir in the liquid seasoning.
once pork is cooked through, add the baguio beans and carrots. add half of the water and 2 tbsp oyster sauce. cook for 5 minutes,
add the togue then turn the heat up. add the remaining water. cooking the togue in high heat removes the bitter taste. add the sugar and pepper. if the taste is a little bland,you can add the soy sauce. cook for an additional 2 minutes then add the fried tofu cubes. mix and turn off the heat. enjoy!