1/2 kilo pork cut in cubes + 1/2 kilo chicken, cut into pieces or
choice of either 1 kilo of pork or 1 kilo of chicken
1 head garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon paprika
5 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
4 tablespoons of cooking oil or olive oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons water


  • In a big sauce pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of oil then sauté the minced garlic and onions.Add the pork and chicken to the pan. Add 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, vinegar, paprika and the bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or when meat is tender.
  • Remove the pork and chicken from the sauce pan and on another pan, heat cooking oil and brown the pork and chicken for a few minutes.
  • Mix the browned pork and chicken back to the sauce and add cornstarch dissolved in water to thicken.
  • Add salt and/or pepper if desired. Bring to a boil then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with the adobo gravy and plain rice.

TIP: You have the option to add crushed ginger to the onions and garlic when sautéing. Ginger adds a unique flavor to your pork/chicken adobo.

5 Responses to “PINOY PORK ADOBO”

  1. tinkerbell

    Sep 18. 2009


    wow, your site is fantastic!!

    GOOD JOB!!

    thanks for adding me in your blogroll..

    keep well


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  2. lisa

    Oct 03. 2009

    My mom is from the PI and always makes adobo- pork, chicken and beef. Your recipe sounds delicious. Sometimes I miss eating it so much, I make my own but it never tastes the same!

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  3. Bryan V.

    Oct 03. 2009

    It takes time. But actually you can have your own style with Adobo. And it is really up to you to have some tweaks with the ingredients.

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  4. sophia

    Oct 14. 2009

    I always thought adobo is Latin dish! So this is Asian?!
    .-= sophia´s last blog ..I’m Not Cheap-Quality =-.

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