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How to Cook Sauteed Young Garlic

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 2 cups young garlic cut into halves
  • 1 cup garlic stem cut into 1 inch long
  • 100 grams pork belly cut into small cubes
  • 100 grams fresh shrimps shelled (save the head and shell to make shrimp juice)
  • 100 grams sotanghon vermicelli
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. patis
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 3 cups water with shrimp juice


    How to cook Sauteed Young Garlic:

    • Boil pork in 1/2 cup water until water dries. Set aside.
    • To make shrimp juice, collect the shrimp head and shell and pound it in a mortar and pestle.
    • Pour 1 cup of water and strain to get the juice. Pour 2 cups of water in the shrimp juice. Set aside.
    • Saute crushed garlic till brown. Add onion. Stir cook for a while, then add pork and shrimps.
    • Add the patis and let boil for 3 minutes. Then add young garlic. Stir, then pour in shrimp juice.
    • Stir gently until it boils. Drop in sotanghon (previously soaked in water and cut).
    • Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or till sotanghon softens. Season with MSG.
    • You can also use fried tofu instead of pork and slice it into small cubes.