How to cook the ultimate, traditional adobo

It doesn’t get simpler than this


1/2 kilo pork cubes

1 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup vinegar

1 cup water

5 garlic cloves, smashed

2 bay leaves

1 tsp. whole peppercorn

Cooking oil


  1. Place pork cubes, soy sauce, vinegar, water, garlic cloves, bay leaves, and peppercorns into a pot.
  2. Place over medium heat until boiling. Lower heat and leave to simmer.
  3. When pork is tender (about 1 to 1  1/2 hours), remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place cooking oil into a frying pan on medium heat. Gently place pork cubes into the pan, leaving out the sauce.
  5. Fry pork cubes until edges are crisp, then add 1 cup of the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

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