Pork Adobo

Pork Adobo Recipe

Pork Adobo is pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. This is considered by many as the Philippine’s national dish because of its popularity, ease in preparation, and long storage life. Adobo is not only limited to pork and chicken, other meats, seafoods, and vegetables such as squid, goat meat, veal, beef, shrimp, river spinach can also be cooked this way. This Pork Adobo Recipe is one of the easiest and best that you will find.

Pork Adobo

There are different variations in cooking this dish (sometimes called regional versions). This recipe is the most common and simplest of them all. I’ll try to feature other Adobo variations such as the Batangas Adobo and the Ginataang Adobo in our future posts. This Pork Adobo Recipe that we have here is the common version of pork adobo.

Try this simple yet satisfying Pork Adobo Recipe and let me know what you think.

Pork Adobo Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  1. Combine the pork belly, soy sauce, and garlic then marinade for at least 1 hour
  2. Heat the pot and put-in the marinated pork belly then cook for a few minutes
  3. Add water, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour
  4. Put-in the vinegar and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes
  5. Add salt to taste
  6. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Watch the cooking video:


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Vanjo Merano

I blog about Filipino and Asian food and recipes.

15 thoughts on “Pork Adobo Recipe”

  1. Hi everybody, Last week i prepared this dish in my home following this recime and was a totally success!! The meat was incredibly tender and delicious, and was very easy and cheap to prepare. Totally recomended, a lot of thanks for doing the video, which was my main guide ;). Cheers from Catalonia.

  2. Thank you. I learned how to cook the favorite dishes i had tasted, More power … God bless you

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe…I am an American Girl who LOVES filipino food…I recently moved to Idaho from San Diego…I could get as much food as I wanted in San Diego but cannot get it here..Ive tried a different recipe for Adobo but was not happy with it..this one is great..I made it and took it to my filipino friend at work and she loved it ..its good to know I can make it myself now..!!

  4. I really appreciate the effort that you are extending to us…you are of great help…I salute you Mr. Vanjo…thanks for having this site. Before i really don’t like to cook but now that I am a mom and you are a good motivator…great cook.. I love cooking now…thanks to you. God bless

  5. Hi

    I like the way you prepare your menu coz its very simple and you translate it in tagalog which serves best for those who are not so familiar with that specific ingredient. Keep it up and hope to know more from you. God bless!

    Btw hope you can come up with an iphone application so it would be more convenient.. And as to showcase also our line of filipino dishes and how we do it the filipino style with other int’l dishes as well.

    1. Well I don’t like bay leaves, my filipino wife would leave out the bay leaf. And instead add a medium size, onion halved and sliced thin which for me turn out to be very good. I in turn went a little crazy when I cooked it and added the sliced onion and all the other items other than bay. But being crazy I added medium sliced bell pepper one and a half bell each being a different color. LOL it turn out to be great but not standard odobo.

  6. hi, juz few days back i’ve learned bout this panlasangpinoy site.I was so hapi knowing this since I realized that I myself can also cook with the help of any cooking/ recipe site such this. tnx for sharing your knowlege sir, more power and God bless u more…

  7. many thanks po sa recipe nyo,, dahil sa website na to,, natuto ako mg adobo,, godbless and your family..

  8. HI,

    I wonder if you have the recipe for HUMBA – a popular visayan version of adobo. If you have I would appreciate your including this in your line-up

    I had been glued in your site for 3 hours now. Very interesting. My kasambahay watched the videos and we have lined up the ones we will try as soon as we’ll have the ingredients ready.
    thanks a lot

  9. Please, please try adobo on coconut milk. I’d love to see how it turns out. My bro was just teasing me awhile ago how her girlfriend cooked for him Bobby Chin’s adobo on patis recipe. He loved it more than the usual adobo marinated in soy sauce.

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