Pork Adobo Recipe (Adobong Baboy)

Pork Adobo

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One simple way to cook this Pork Adobo Recipe and requires only a few ingredients such as pork meat, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorn, and bay leaf.  Sautéing garlic and pork cubes until meat is brown, adding all ingredients while turning down the heat, simmer or wait until the pork is done and a sauce has almost dried up.


  • 500g Pork Belly / Loin – cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 white medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes and boiled (optional)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried/fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  1. Taking oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in the chopped onions and garlic, saute it and let it sweat for 1 minute.
  3. Add Pork and cook for 3 minutes, (stir for a while to cook)
  4. Add in the water and increase the heat to high.
  5. Let the water boil and for the pork to cook in it.
  6. Decrease the heat to medium once the water has evaporated and only a little is still left in the saucepan.
  7. Add in all the spices, soy sauce and boiled potatoes to the pan – and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the consistency has thickened to that of a gravy.
  8. Serve.


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You can substitute chicken for pork if you’d like and cook it according to the instructions in the recipe. It’ll still taste amazing!
If you’re using pork belly or chicken, the specified time in the recipe for boiling the meat in the water is correct – but in case you’re using a tougher meat such as lean pork, double the amount of water (i.e. use 1 cup instead of ½ cup) and boil till most of the water has evaporated.