Erwan Heussaff Cooks Less than 100 PHP Meals (Healthy!)

Erwan Heussaff is cooking four affordable and healthy Filipino inspired recipes that you can try at home! For our first video of 2024, we made four dishes that are good for both your health and wallet: Sinabawang Talbos ng Kamote, Sarciadong Galunggong, Ginataang Kalabasa at Bangus, and Lumpiang Hubad. 

Each meal costs less than 100 PHP or $2 USD to cook and makes good use of fresh and nutrient-rich ingredients that will give you a healthy start for the year ahead. Let us know which one is your favorite recipe in the comments!

Sinabawang Talbos ng Kamote

2 pcs tomatoes, sliced
1 pc native/red onions, sliced
100g or 2 pcs sweet potatoes/orange kamote, cut into 1 inch chunks
5 cups water
1 tbsp bagoong
2 tbsp calamansi juice
100g Ground chicken
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 bundle talbos ng kamote/sweet potato leaves

1. In a pot, add water, tomatoes, onions, and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. 2. Season with bagoong and calamansi juice.
3. Mix chicken and flour to make dumplings. Portion into 1 inch chunks and place in simmering broth. Simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Turn off the heat and add talbos ng kamote.

Makes 5 servings
Price per recipe Php 93.15
Price per serving Php 18.63

Sarciadong Galunggong

200g galunggong
2 tbsp oil
1 pc native Onions
2 cloves Garlic
2 pcs Tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
¼ cup water
2 pcs egg

1. In a pan with hot oil, brown your fish on both sides and set aside.
2. In the same pan, saute onions, garlic, and tomatoes until tender. Add tomato paste and cook for a few seconds or until tomato paste has caramelized. Season with salt and pepper then add water.
3. Place galunggong and pour in your egg. Cook for 1 minute or until egg has set.

Makes 4 servings
Price per recipe Php 128.53
Price per serving Php 32.13

Ginataang Kalabasa at Bangus

2 tbsp oil
1 pc red onion, chopped
1 tbsp vinegar
¼ cup water
100g kalabasa, peeled and cut into chunks
½ cup coconut milk
1/2 whole (200g) bangus, cut into steaks
2 tsp patis
2 tbsp chili oil (optional)

1. In a pan with hot oil, saute onions and kalabasa. Add vinegar, water, and coconut milk.
2. Add your bangus and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes or until fully-cooked and kalabasa is tender. Season with patis and serve with chili oil.

Makes 3 servings
Price per recipe Php 98.63
Price per serving Php 32.88

Lumpiang Hubad

2 tbsp oil
1 block tofu, compressed/drained of excess liquid then cut into half inch blocks
1 pc orange kamote
1 pc carrot
1 pc red onion
100g bean sprouts
¼ tsp salt
⅛ tsp pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in ¼ cup water
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp peanut butter

1. In a pan with hot oil, brown your tofu and set aside.
2. In the same pan, saute kamote, carrots, and onions. 3. Add bean sprouts then season with salt and pepper.
4. In a separate pan, combine sugar, cornstarch slurry, and soy sauce. SImmer until thickened then add peanut butter. Pour sauce into veggie mix and toss until veggies are well coated.

Makes 6 servings
Price per recipe Php 93.75
Price per serving Php 15.63

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