Want To Try A Unique, Delicious, And Healthy Dish? Take A Look At This Modified "Pochero" Recipe!

Pochero may sound Spanish but it is a classic Filipino dish that mainly consists of vegetables and pork. This healthier version consists of various vegetables, mushroom, fried tofu, and veggie pork.


  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes cubed quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cubed tofu
  • 1 cup mushroom
  • 1 cabbage, julienne
  • 1 bunch of chinese cabbage, trimmed
  • 2 saba banana cut into four
  • 1/4 cup veggie/imitation pork (optional) (sold at Asian grocery stores)


  1. Saute the garlic, onion and tomatoes in a pot over medium heat
  2. Add the potatoes. Simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir every once in a while.
  3. Add the carrots and broccoli.
  4. Add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of vegetable broth (add more vegetable broth and salt to taste). Simmer 3-5 min.
  5. In a separate pan, flash fry the tofu over high heat. (You may do this while preparing the ingredients or while the pot is simmering)
  6. Put the pot to boil, then add mushroom and deep fried tofu.
  7. Add the saba banana, cabbage and chinese cabbage.
  8. Add imitation pork (optional)
  9. Bring to a boil and you’re done!

Source: ASTIG Vegan

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