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Chinese Pork Adobo (Tau Yew Bah)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 lbs . pork shoulder butt cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 ½ cups water or more as needed


  • Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute or until lightly brown.
  • Add brown sugar; sauté for 30 seconds. Add pork pieces; cook for 3 minutes or until meats are no longer pink.
  • Add soy sauce; stir and cook for 1 minute and then add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 1 hour or until pork is tender. Add more water as needed. (I added ½ cup water each time mixture runs out of sauce)
  • Add oyster sauce and hard boiled eggs and gently stir. Adjust seasonings and simmer for 1 more minute. Transfer to a plate.
  • Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!