Pork Adobo Recipe | PBS Food

Often considered the unofficial dish of the Philippines, adobo is a stew of vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, and other spices. Michelle Valko of Seattle’s Knee High Stocking Co makes a pork abodo that is featured in the Seattle episode of No Passport Required.


Yield: 4 Servings



  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced or crushed
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp peppercorn
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine the pork belly, soy sauce, and garlic then marinade for at least one hour.
  2. Heat a medium-sized pot and add the marinated pork belly then cook for a few minutes.
  3. Pour remaining marinade including garlic into the pot.
  4. Add water, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Add the vinegar and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Add salt to taste and serve.
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