Lengua – The No-Meat Version

19650174_1469024636492171_1578152150_oThis dish is a vegetarian version of Lengua. Since I am on a diet, I often crave for meat dishes famous here in the Philippines. It is very challenging for me to satisfy my cravings, that is why I replace meat with mushroom, vegetables, tofu or fish. What is good with this dish is that I did not use oil, instead, I simmer the ingredients with water.

Lengua, from its name, is an ox tongue stew. I used King Oyster mushroom to replace the ox tongue. If you are interested in cooking it, please read the recipe below:



6pcs King Oyster mushroom (sliced)

1 large carrot (cubed)

2 large potato (cubed)

1 large white onion (sliced)

6 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 ½ cup Soy Sauce

2pcs Bay leaf or Laurel Leaf

5pcs whole peppercorn

1 can Evaporated milk

1 can  Campbell’s cream of mushroom



In a saucepan put 1 cup of water, garlic, onion, peppercorn, bay leaf, carrots and potatoes then bring it to boil.

Check if the vegetables are half cooked before adding the cream of mushroom, evaporated milk, soy sauce and mushroom. Stir continuously until mushroom and vegetables are properly cooked and the sauce is already thick.

Serve with rice.


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