Pork Adobo by Bahay Kubo Resto Bar

Pork Adobo by Bahay Kubo Resto Bar

When Filipinos get together to enjoy a meal you will most likely find this famous dish, and while not official, many consider Chicken Adobo to be the national dish of Philippines.

Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing for any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture or vinegar, soy sauce and spices.

Most basic adobo recipes are seasoned only with garlic, bay leaf, and black pepper, but additional seasonings can include ginger, onions, and vegetables such as potato and carrot.

It is usually served over a bed of fluffy rice to absorb the deliciously tangy sauce.



  • 1 kilogram pork belly (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced or crushed
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water (or 1 cup Sprite and 1 cup water)
  • Salt to taste



  • Combine pork belly, soy sauce and garlic, and marinade for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat your pot and put-in the marinated pork belly and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add your remaining marinade, water, whole pepper corn, dried bay leaves, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes to an hour.
  • Add your vinegar and simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.


Bahay Kubo Resto Bar is located at 100 Goondoon Street and is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday for just dinner.

Pop in to try their delicious Adobo dish when you don’t feel like cooking at home.