A Pinoy Classic: Adobo Recipe for Newbies

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jun 02, 2014
A Pinoy Classic: Adobo Recipe for Newbies

Chicken, pork, and chicken & pork adobo remain as the all-time favorites for Filipinos. For one, adobo dishes are easy to cook, and the natural preservative qualities of the ingredients make the dish last. That is, if it survives not being eaten all at once! It's that savory.


Why is it easy to prepare and cook? The basic ingredients are soy sauce (toyo), vinegar (suka), and crushed garlic. To this you can add flavor with some seasoning mix.


  1. Slice meat (pork or chicken) into cubes.

  2. In a bowl, pour soy sauce and vinegar on the meat then add the crushed or minced garlic.

  3. Add salt and pepper corms according to your taste.

  4. If you want it sweet, add a little sugar.

  5. Pour half a sachet of flavor seasoning mix into the marinade then let it stand for 30 minutes to an hour.

  6. Add a little water and simmer until the fat part of the pork becomes transparent and soft. For chicken meat, simmer until the meat is tender. Crush bay leaves (dahon ng laurel) to add flavor and aroma.

  7. For the chicken adobo, you can add carrots and bell pepper. This one is optional.

  8. Serve hot.

Enjoy your adobo!

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