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Adobong Pusit Dampa Style

This Adobong Pusit Dampa Style recipe is super duper delicious! It’s the secret recipe of Dampa restaurants. Simple and quick to cook. It will tell you how to achieve a super tender pusit with a very thick black sauce. Happy cooking!


1 kilogram pusit (squids), cleaned
½ cup toyo
½ cup suka
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb ginger (luya), chopped
2 siling haba (long green chili pepper)
patis, to taste
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
green onions, chopped
(no water needed)

Clean the squid under running water then drain. Remove the “plastic-like filament” inside each body by pushing it out like a toothpaste. Also, remove the sharp teeth in their mouth right in the middle of the tentacles.

In a pan or wok, heat oil to saute garlic, onions, luya and siling haba. Let it cook until fragrant.

Add pusit, vinegar and soy sauce. Do not stir and bring it to a boil. Do not cover pan and remove pusit immediately once it boils. Set it aside in a platter for the meantime.

Continue to cook the sauce in the pan and add 1 tbsp sugar. Keep stirring the sauce until it becomes thickened. See photo below:

Adobong Pusit

Once the sauce is thick, add back the pusit and quickly mix it well to combine with the sauce. Turn off heat immediately. Garnish with chopped green onions. Share and enjoy!

Your squid are absolutely tender and so delicious just like the Dampa Adobong Pusit! Added with green onions garnish, the smell is so divine. Its better than dahon ng laurel.

How to prevent your squid from being rubbery? It only takes about 2-3 minutes for squids to cook. So make sure that you don’t overcook your pusit (squid) or it will turn like hard rubber when overcooked.

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