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Today we are going to make Pork Adobo! It’s one of the most popular Filipino dishes, and yet everyone cooks it a little differently. So today, I want to show you my version of the Pork Adobo!

Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

2 ½ pounds pork belly, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon oil (high smoking point)
5 garlic cloves, chopped
5 bay leaves
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
½ cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
4 cups water
4 tablespoons vinegar

Filipino Pork Adobo Instructions

  1. For the pork belly, remove its hair, and cut it into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a pan over high heat, place in the high smoking point oil and pork belly, and stir-fry the pork belly until lightly browned. (Some people marinate their pork belly with soy sauce and garlic first, but I cook it directly because it browns better this way.)
  3. Place in the garlic and stir-fry until aromatic, 30 seconds.
  4. Also add in the bay leaves, black peppercorns, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir-fry and let it cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Pour in the water, cover the lid, and bring to a simmer. Turn to low heat and cook for 45 minutes.
  6. Uncover the lid, add the vinegar, and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve!

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