Every diet needs a source of protein—that’s what makes meat dishes so filling. Sadly, chicken, beef and pork cost somewhere around P180-340/kilo, eating up most of your grocery budget. In comparison, a kilo of tofu only costs P80-140 on average. So, a quick and effective way to dramatically cut grocery costs is to replace the meat with tofu in at least one of your meals. It’s even cheaper if you buy it at wet markets!
For every tofu-based dish you make, you’ll be saving a lot of money. Just to show you, we’ve computed how much these tofu dishes cost to feed four people.
1 Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry Recipe for P122
Tofu seeps up all the umami-packed goodness of hoisin sauce and oyster sauce and then ramped up with some heat.
Recipe cost for the same amount of pork belly: P181
2 Tofu Steak Tagalog Recipe for P89
“Bistek Tagalog” is one of those tastes that we grew up with, which makes it so good it’s nostalgic. What makes this recipe even better than that version? It’s ridiculously affordable yet just as tasty as the original.
Recipe cost for the same amount of breakfast beef steak: P297
3 Adobong Tokwa for P123
You can have your favorite adobo flavor for much, much less with this recipe. Double the recipe so your family of four can enjoy this adobo to the fullest.
Recipe cost for the same amount of pork adobo: P230
4 Tofu Sisig Recipe for P91
The super sinful sisig can be made healthier when you use tofu instead! Plus, you don’t have to worry about trying to find, clean, and finally, how to prepare the
Recipe cost for the same amount using pork ears: P102
There’s a lot to love about tofu. It’s a healthy, protein-packed meat substitute and also just happens to be down-right cost-efficient, too! So, if you’re making your own meal plan this week, consider adding one of these recipes to the menu.