Philippine’s Pork Adobo

Time: 1 ½ hours

When we first had kids, and both were working full-time, we had live-in nannies helping out with the kids, meals and cleaning! They were a God – send! One huge benefit to having these lovely ladies from the Philippine’s is that they made some amazing dishes, like pork adobo and chicken coconut curry…. one of our most beloved nannies, Angie, makes the best homemade spring rolls (we LOVE her and her family… and we get to see them still, as we are lucky enough to be the godparents to one of her children)… my kids think of these dishes with great affection… I made Pork Adobo this week for them and they absolutely loved it. I am pairing this recipe with a happy tune by a famous artist from the Philippines! Enjoy and hold someone tight, with all your might today!

Music Selection: Sarah Geronimo – Kiss Me Kiss Me


3 pounds pork roast (shoulder or pork belly)

1 medium onion, peeled and sliced thinly

4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 bay leaves

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 Tbsp oil

1 ½ cup vinegar

1 cup soy sauce

1 ½ cup water

 2 Tbsp brown sugar


Heat oil in large pot, that has a lid. Add pork and cook until meat is browned. Add garlic and onions and saute for a few minutes, until onions are translucent.

Add soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil for about 3 – 5 minutes. Lower heat to simmer, cover and continue to simmer for another 45 minutes, until meat is fork-tender and sauce is reduced. Serve hot over rice and with a side dish of corn, carrots and peas.

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