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Vegan Isaw

Take a bite of this light, savory, and nutritious Filipino Vegan Isaw that is totally fat-free and cholesterol free.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Keyword: vegan isaw
Servings: 2 -3 people
Author: Lainey



  • 4-5 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • 1 small red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 200 grams tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon annatto powder

For the Isaw:

  • 250 grams of oyster mushroom
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4-6 pcs bamboo small skewers


  • Slice the oyster mushroom into strips and add it in a bowl.
  • Into the same bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour or until the mushrooms absorb most of the sauce.
  • Thread the marinated oyster mushrooms strips in an intestine like pattern and set aside. You can make at about 4 - 6  sticks. 
  • To the remaining marinade mixture, add coconut oil and mix until combined.

To Grill:

  • Grill the Isaw, brushing it with the leftover marinade for approximately 5-10 minutes or until it turns dark brown. Place Isaw on a grill and grill Isaw until all sides are dark brownish/redish**. 
  • Best served with hot rice and vinegar sauce  (sinamak).


**brushing it regularly will speed the process of grilling isaw oyster barbecue because of the oil in the sauce.
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