Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

filipino pork adobo

Filipino Pork Adobo

Another all time favorite dish is pork adobo. You can use any pork you want but I often use pork shoulder as they are easy to get in my local grocery store. I have to go to the Asian grocery store to get pork belly. However, pork belly taste better so if you are trying to impress someone then go with pork belly. Adobo is a very well known dish and most adult Filipinos know about its taste. It is sour, salty, and the taste or meat or chicken goes right into our taste buds. In short, this recipe taste good. I highly recommend it. This is very traditional and you will see this recipe in a lot of Filipino cooking books and websites.


filipino pork adobo with rice


You need to use the vinegar and soy sauce brand. I tried other brands and the recipe became too sour or too salty. So if you do not have the correct vinegar or soy sauce, I recommend going to your local asian supermarket store. It is more expensive to buy the vinegar and soy sauce in the Internet. If you buy them in an asian supermarket, it is so much cheaper. You can also find them in a Filipino super market store.



Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

Serves: 4–6 people | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 60 mins



  • 2 1/2 lbs pork belly or pork shoulder
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns or ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups of water



  1. Combine the pork, vinegar, soy sauce, water, garlic, bay leaf and pepper in a large cooking pot.
  2. Boil the pork over high heat.
  3. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Keep the pot covered.
  4. Remove the lid, let it simmer until the sauce is reduced which is approximately another 30 minutes.
  5. Let the sauce reduced to your desired taste. I like to have sauce on my rice so I stop before the sauce becomes thick but you can reduce the sauce until it is thick or until there is practically nothing left.

Additional Notes: Must use the vinegar and soy sauce brand.


filipino pork adobo served


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