1 week ulam/viand challenge: DAY 3 with toge (mungbean sprout)

Yesterday’s viand is a quick one, right?

You did not read it wrong. Day 3 is when I made 3 lumpia dishes from toge. But do not worry, day 3 will still be healthy, easy-to-make and budget friendly.

Day 3 of 7: Lumpiang toge

Ingredients (P 130):

1/4 kg toge or mungbean sprouts (P 20)

2 pcs porkchop, cubed (P 40)

2 pcs chicken liver, chopped (P 20)

1 /4 cup tokwa/tofu, cubed

1/2 cup cabbage, chopped (P 10)

1/4 cup carrots, chopped (P 12)

1/2 tsp oyster sauce (P 10)

1/2 tsp honey (optional) (P 10)

1 tsp soysauce (P 5)

1/2 tsp salt (P 1)

1/4 tsp black pepper (P 1)

1 tbsp oil (P 1)

1/2 cup water

Preparation (10 minutes):

In a pan, fry the tokwa in 1 tbsp oil until golden brown. Set aside. While the pan is still hot, fry the cubed fatty part of the porkchop until it turns brown. Set it aside. Remove excess oil. Sauté garlic and onion. Add the fried fat, tokwa, remaining porkchop meat, and chicken liver. Add water. Let it boil until the meat is cooked. Add oyster sauce, soysauce, honey, salt and pepper, then mix the toge or mungbean sprouts. Simmer for 2 minutes before adding the cabbage and carrot. Mix everything and cover.

1st dish: Lumpiang hubad


How to make the sweet sauce (additional cost: ~P 10): In a pot, dissolve 1 tbsp cornstarch in 2 cups of water. Add 2 tbsp soysauce and 1/2 tbsp sugar. Boil the mixture until it thickens. Add 1 tbsp chopped garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Sprinkle some fried garlic on top if you like.

2nd dish: Lumpiang sariwa


How to assemble (additional P 7 pesos for 5 pcs lumpia wrapper)?: Remove the excess liquid in the lumpia mixture. Simply wrap the mixture in the wrapper. You can make your own lumpia wrapper. But because we want to save time, I just bought one. Add some sweet sauce. Sprinkle with crushed peanut or garlic on top (optional).

3rd dish: Pritong lumpiang gulay


How to assemble (additional cost for the lumpia wrapper, oil and vinegar)?: You just need to deep fry the wrapped lumpia mixture. Wait until it turns golden brown. Serve with your favorite spiced vinegar.


Note: carrot is rich in vitamin A. cabbage is packed with vitamin C and K. mungbean sprouts contain antioxidants and amino acid, protein, fiber, folate, manganese and magnesium. tokwa, chicken liver and porkchop are source of protein. garlic has antibacterial properties while red onion has antioxidants.


**good for 7-8 people