Pork Adobo Recipe

Basically, pork adobo is made tender pork belly braised in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and onions. This delicious balance taste of salty and savory is a national dish for good reason. There are diverse islands and dialects in the Philippines that have different ways of pork adobo. Others like the hearty stew with more sauce, while others like it simmered dry. Depending on your taste preference, you can always experiment and practice to achieve it. This recipe uses pork belly, garlic, dried bay leaves, vinegar, soy sauce, whole peppercorn, water and salt to taste. Try this pork adobo recipe now and experience the delectable taste by yourself. Happy cooking and enjoy!


  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 5 tbsp vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste

How To Cook Pork Adobo:

  1. In a bowl, place pork belly, then add soy sauce and garlic. Marinade for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a pot, put marinated pork belly, heat, then cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add water, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Pour vinegar then simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Add salt to taste.

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