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5 from 3 votes

Adobo Pork Chops

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. pork chops
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 tablespoons white or cane vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorn
  • 4 to 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste if necessary
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat cooking oil in a wide and deep pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, pan fry the pork chops turning them over once each side turns light to medium brown (this will take around 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your pork chops).
  • Put-in the garlic, peppercorns, and bay leaves. Continue to cook until the garlic turns light brown (2 to 3 minutes).
  • Pour-in water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer until the liquid reduces to half (around 40 to 50 minutes). You can add more water if needed.
  • Pour-in the vinegar. Let the liquid boil. Stir and continue to cook (uncovered) for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt if needed. The soy sauce alone gives this dish enough saltiness. You can add salt according to your preference.
  • Serve with steamed white rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g