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:
- 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.
- Put on medium heat/fire until the liquid is boiling. Lower the heat and let it simmer.
- Gradually add in water to prevent your adobo from drying too much. Continue to cook in low fire until the meat is tender.
- 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.
- Turn of heat and serve.
- As Travis says, “hayan, handa na ang adobong manowk!”