Adobo Recipes

Pork Belly Adobo Recipe

Pork Adobo
Pork Adobo

Pork Belly Adobo Recipe is the most loved recipe in the Philippines. People around the world just can’t help but love it on their first taste. The recipe is simple, you only need a few ingredients, such as soy sauce, vinegar, laurel leaves and garlic. Voila! You have a sumptuous meal ready for devour. But wait a minute, Adobo is not that easy to cook. If your just new to cooking, it may not be easy. Just make sure to take note of each step and ingredients needed. This is the most delish adobo you’ll ever try.

Seriously, there are tons of version of this recipe. I’m sure you’ve seen Panlasang Pinoy, Food Network and tons of other blogs about Adobo. And let me tell you the secret of a Perfect Adobo.

TIP #1:

Never forget to marinate your pork. Your Pork will sip in all your Soy Sauce, you’ll end up putting more soy sauce and water. It will ruin the taste.

TIP #2

You need a bulk of fresh crushed Garlic. The more the tastier!

TIP #3

Your Soy Sauce and Vinegar should be in equal parts

TIP #4

Do not mix sauce when you pour in the vinegar, let it simmer and cook on its own. Mix it after a few minutes of simmer. It’s an old myth, but I can attest to it.

I chose Pork Liempo or (Pork belly) because we need a bit of fat from pork and meat at the same time. It doesn’t take much time tenderizing the pork too. 

Pork Belly Adobo Recipe


For the marinate
1 Kilo Pork Belly (Cut in medium rectangular size)
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Head Garlic (crushed)

*Combine and mix marinade ingredients in a bowl for 30 minutes.

For Adobo:
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup White Vinegar
4 tbsp brown sugar
Dried Laurel leaves
Dried Basil leaves (optional)

How to Cook Pork Adobo:

Fry your pork belly in pan with 1-3 tbsp oil. About 5-8 minutes both side.
Add in garlic (strained from the marinade) until brown.
Put at least 1 cup of soy sauce, including the marinade sauce leftover. Use ma measuring cup to know how much soy sauce you’re pouring because you need to put the same amount of vinegar later on. Add Peppercorns and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the brown sugar and stir it until dissolved. Let it caramelized for about 5 minutes. Pour white vinegar, let it simmer and do not mix. After 5 minutes, add laurel leaves and basil. Add 1 cup of water and simmer for additional 15 minutes.
Season with salt to taste.

Serve it hot with a cup of rice! I hope you enjoy Pork Belly Adobo Recipe!