Iya Cooks: Easy and Yummy Pork Adobo

This signature Filipino dish has hundreds of versions but I gotta say that this is the best because this is MY version. Charot! :p I still think that my dad makes the best pork spareribs adobo but I still haven’t perfected his recipe so this will do for now.

I usually just cook for myself. This recipe is good for 2 though. Because well… my appetite is big like that.


The ingredients for Iya’s Easy and Yummy Pork Adobo are:
1/4 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup cane vinegar
1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
1 head garlic, smashed
1 small red onion, chopped
1 laurel leaf
2 small potatoes, cut into large cubes
salt and pepper
some oil for frying

Step 1 – Marinate the pork for at least 3 hours (better if overnight) in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion, laurel leaf, sugar, salt and pepper.

Step 2 – Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and LIGHTLY fry the marinated pork. Set aside. be careful not to scrape its glaze.

Step 3 – Add more oil into pan and fry the potatoes. The juice and bits from the fried pork will be absorbed by the spuds. Yummy. Set aside.


Step 4 – Add more oil into pan (haha, I hope you’re using a healthy kind of oil like evoo!) and saute the garlic and onions that you drained from the marinade.

Step 5 – Once the garlic and onions are fried, transfer them into a big pot along with the pork and potatoes and add the marinade. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 6 – This is optional. You can add a few tablespoons of water if you don’t want the sauce to be too thick. You can also add a small siling labuyo for that extra kick! Bawal bawasan ng garlic ang recipe. Dagdagan, pwede. All my adobo recipes are sagana sa bawang.



Serve with rice or eat as is as pulutan. As you can see, I like my favorite adobo with my favorite beer, San Mig Lemon. Solb na solb! Cheers!

// listening to Fun – We Are Young


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