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Pork Adobo

Pork adobo is a quintessential Filipino dish. It's a meat dish consisting of a dark, salty and tangy sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 239.93kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder or pork belly , cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup water or more as needed
  • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar


  • Heat oil in a large skillet; rotate to coat sides of skillet. Add pork pieces and cook until meat is browned.
  • Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, pepper and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, covered, or until pork are tender. (Watch it carefully. Don't let it dry out.) Add water ½ cup at a time several times until pork meat is tender and the desired amount of sauce has been reached. Stir in honey or brown sugar.
  • Serve over steamed rice.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 239.93kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.94g | Protein: 23.39g | Fat: 13.53g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 74.15mg | Sodium: 948.9mg | Potassium: 417.42mg | Fiber: 0.12g | Sugar: 3.74g | Vitamin C: 1.45mg | Calcium: 21.85mg | Iron: 1.72mg