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adobong pusit
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Adobong Pusit Recipe

Quick and easy adobong pusit recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pusit
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. medium-sized squid (note 1)
  • 1 piece onion (note 2)
  • 2 pieces tomatoes (note 3)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  • Heat a wok or cooking pot them pour-in soy sauce, vinegar, and water then bring to a boil.
  • Add the squid and wait for the liquid to re-boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat then separate the squid from the liquid. Set aside.
  • Pour-in cooking oil on a separate wok of cooking pot then apply heat.
  • When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Put-in the squid then cook for a few seconds.
  • Pour-in the soy sauce-vinegar-water mixture that was used to cook the squid a while back. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the ink, salt, ground black pepper, and sugar then stir. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl then serve.
  • Share and enjoy!
  • Note: If you want a thicker sauce, remove the squid from the wok or cooking pot and let the sauce boil until enough liquid evaporates. Once done, you may top the squid with the sauce.



  1. The squid should be cleaned properly before cooking. Make sure to remove the innards and beak along with the film on its back.
  2. Use large yellow onion. Diced onion is ok, but minced is best in my opinion.
  3. Tomatoes are optional ingredient for this recipe. It makes this version of adobong pusit quite different. I have been using this ingredient as long as I can remember. You see, this is a heirloom recipe and our family has been doing it this way for generations.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1625mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg