How to Cook Adobo

American wrestler and model Travis Kraft teaches us how. In Filipino. And with such (insert adjective here) accent.

Props to the guy for trying his best to learn and speak the language. I cook adobo quite differently though. (Mine’s the lazy version.)

How to cook adobo, Nina-style:

  1. Marinate meat of your choice inside the pan of your choice with equal parts of soy sauce and white vinegar, cracked black pepper, sugar, a couple of bay leaf and lots of crushed garlic for at least 30 minutes. Put in just enough soy sauce and vinegar to barely cover the meat.
  2. Put on medium heat/fire until the liquid is boiling. Lower the heat and let it simmer.
  3. Gradually add in water to prevent your adobo from drying too much. Continue to cook in low fire until the meat is tender.
  4. Adjust the taste by adding more water or sugar if it’s too salty, or adding more soy sauce if it’s too bland. Add more vinegar for stronger flavor.
  5. Turn of heat and serve.
  6. As Travis says, “hayan, handa na ang adobong manowk!”
Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 7 Comments
  1. tutubi says:

    my own version takes too involves frying until the sauce turns into wicked almost burnt gravy but tastes so good smothered on rice

  2. khursten says:

    Ang sarap sarap~~! <3 <3 XDDD Hahahahahahhahaa!! XD Ano bang nakain ng ****** na to!? XD ADOBO! XD Nakakabaliw.

    As for adobo, I also fry it afterwards. :3 Nice crispy skin and burnt garlic and stuff. :3

  3. wow adobo! thanks for sharing your recipe… I love to fry it as well… iba talaga

  4. Christina says:

    OMG. hahahahahahahaha.

    Awesome. I won’t point any fingers because he speaks better Tagalog than I do. He’s really working the kano accent though, di ba? LOL.

  5. nina says:

    tutubi: That’s what I do rin actually, I cook it until it’s almost dry. Not too dry though.. must have left over sauce for Adobo fried rice!

    Khursten: korek! Adobo ang nakain niya XD

    Melo: Okay, what is the deal with frying adobo? Masubukan nga.

    Christina: I know! When I first saw this video, I don’t know whether I should laugh or be insulted XD

  6. Tiffany says:

    Our poor language!

  7. joseph says:

    i have my own cooking style for “Adobo” i got it to my ex bf, unfortunately, i cant share it to you guys, but if u want to taste it u surely wont forget it..^_^

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