Pork Adobo

February 19, 2014 / By Foodland

Pork Adobo

A hearty Filipino comfort food recipe that's become a local favorite here in Hawaii.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Pork
Servings 6 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds pork butt, belly or shoulder, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces, pat dry
  • 0.5 cup distilled vinegar
  • 0.333333 cup water
  • 0.333333 cup shoyu
  • 0.5 head of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1.5 teaspoons Whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. In a thick gauge pot, heat to medium high. Add in the oil and brown the pork in batches.
  2. When the meat is browned, combine with the rest of the ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer.
  3. Cover and then continue to simmer (approximately 40 minutes) until the meat is tender.
  4. You may serve as is or slightly thicken the sauce with a little slurry of cornstarch and water.
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