Vegetarian Kare Kare Recipe with Tofu

I love Kare Kare but sometimes, for health reasons, and when we’re trying to avoid pork, I cook this Vegetarian Kare Kare Recipe with Tofu. I still get the creamy taste of peanut butter and peanuts with none of the cholesterol.

(If you’re looking for the regular Kare Kare, head here: Slow cooked Kare Kare Recipe Mama Sita (Oxtail Peanut Stew).

Vegetarian Kare Kare Recipe with Tofu


  • Chinese Tofu cut up in squares
  • Pechay
  • Sitaw (String Beans)
  • Banana Heart Blossom (cut up in 4 and pith removed) (Puso ng Saging)
  • Mama Sita’s Kare Kare Sauce Mix (1 Sauce and 1 Powder) (Prepared according to instruction)
  • Patis (Fish Sauce)
  • Alamang Bagoong (Shrimp Paste) Original Guisado
  • Garlic and Onions (cut up)



  1. Fry the tofu until golden.
  2. Saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add Banana Blossom, and Patis. Cover and let wilt for about 5 minutes. Add string beans. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add Kare Kare Sauce Mix (prepared according to packet instructions). Let simmer.
  5. Add pechay and tofu. Simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with Alamang on the side.

If you’re doing a low carb diet, Tofu makes this a filling dish and you can eat this dish alone without rice. I love the crunchiness of pechay together with string beans.

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