How To Turn Leftovers To Yummy Meals To Help Reduce Food Waste [Recipe Ideas From Ajinomoto]

March 27, 2023

Here are recipe ideas to turn your leftovers into delicious meals.

Wasting food is something that many can be guilty of. In the Philippines, over 1,717 metric tons of food are wasted every day, according to a report by the Department of Science and Technology—Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI). In terms of food loss and food waste, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC Group) strives to minimize waste of limited resources and carry-out initiatives to reduce waste. “We are committed to the effective use of any waste that is produced, aiming to recover 99% or more of any waste arising from our business activities.” says Ernie Carlos, APC Group Chief Sustainability Officer.

Leftover recipe ideas from Ajinomoto

How To Turn Leftovers To Yummy Meals To Help Reduce Food Waste [Recipe Ideas From Ajinomoto]

    Food waste from the factory, instead of disposing, are converted into useful products for animal feeds and create new value to sustain the food system for the animals.

    In celebration of International Day of Zero Waste on March 30, APC Group would like to enjoin Filipino consumers in contributing to reduction of food waste through practical means of recycling leftover food by curating these easy-to-follow yummy recipes.


    Ajinomoto dinengdeng recipe

    Transform a leftover fried tilapia to a hearty nutritious dish with dinengdeng. This ulam made with lots of vegetables is rich in nutrients that help maintain healthy body. Just add Aji-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix for that meaty gisa deliciousness. See the full recipe here.

    Adobo Rice

    As staple Pinoy favorite, homecooks tend to overestimate their adobo’s serving size. Although it’s believed that the dish gets tastier the more it is reheated, there’s only a certain amount of adobo that families can take. 

    Ajinomoto pork adobo rice recipe

    So, in times of having too many leftover pork or chicken from your adobo, try making Adobo Rice instead. It’s very easy to make with just leftover adobo, rice, and Aji-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix for that stir-fry goodness. See the full recipe here.

    Ginisang Sayote with Chicken

    No matter the occasion, people can expect the crowd favorite lechon manok. However, more often than not, more than one person brings a whole lechon manok to a potluck party leaving the host with lots of leftovers the following day. 

    Ginisang sayote recipe by Ajinomoto

    To give a lechon manok a new life, one can add vegetable and turn it into a new dish like Ginisang Sayote with Chicken made more scrumptious with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce. Try the recipe here.

    “At Ajinomoto, we see recipes as a chance to enjoin the ordinary homecook make an extraordinary difference right from their kitchens- whether it’s for their own family’s health or for contributing to larger environmental wellness,” said Roann Co, APC Group General Manager for Corporate Planning and Public Relations.

    For recipes that let you eat well and live well, visit and Ajinomoto’s official Facebook and Tiktok accounts.

    About Ajinomoto

    The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

    Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

    The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 36 countries and regions and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2021, sales were 1.1149 trillion yen (8.73 billion U.S. dollars). To learn more, visit

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