Filipino Adobo is a popular and delicious dish made with meat (commonly pork or chicken) marinated and simmered in a flavorful sauce made of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and various spices.

Here’s a basic recipe for cooking Filipino Adobo:


  • 2 lbs (about 1 kg) meat (chicken, pork, or a combination), cut into serving pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup vinegar (white or cane vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinate the Meat
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the marinated meat (including the marinade) to the pot.
  4. Simmer, Season, Serve (SSS)