All the Adobo Recipes You Absolutely Need to Bookmark

Who doesn't love classic Pinoy adobo flavors?

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Adobo is a cooking technique that involves cooking meat, seafood, or vegetables in a sauce made up of vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper corns, and bay leaves. The flavors that you get are deeply savory and tangy—and you can use this sauce to cook almost anything.


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Here we give you tips on how to make great-tasting adobo.


Here are 10 delicious adobo recipes that you absolutely have to try at home. While the classic and simple chicken and pork adobo is great in itself, these recipes are adobo variations that include fun ingredients like gata or coconut milk, turmeric, atsuete, and more. We included vegetarian-friendly recipes here, too!


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Use these tips to make your best adobo yet!



1 Adobo Chicken Wings

Place chicken wings over hot coals and baste them in an adobo marinade.

Flavor chicken wings with a classic Filipino adobo sauce!


2 Adobo sa Atsuete or Red Adobo

The extra flavor in this dish comes from atsuete seeds and lots of garlic.

How do you make classic adobo better? By adding more garlic, of course!



3 Stuffed Squid Adobo

Stuff the squid with whatever you want: crabmeat, shrimp, or pork make great options.

The Filipino favorite, adobong pusit, is even better when stuffed with tasty meat!


4 Beef Ribs Adobo sa Gata

Tender beef ribs and coconut milk? What a treat!

Add coconut cream to tender, fall-off-the-bone beef ribs adobo to make it richer and creamier.



5 Adobo

sa Dilaw or Yellow Chicken Adobo

Add a dose of healthy fresh turmeric to your classic chicken adobo.

This yellow chicken adobo recipe has a dash of healthy turmeric in it.


6 Adobong Tokwa

This peppery adobo sauce will upgrade crunchy tofu in an instant.

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Crispy fried tofu with pepper adobo sauce makes for a satisfying meatless dish.



7 Adobong Sugpo sa Taba ng Talangka

Have you tried mixing adobo sauce and taba ng talangka flavors? Yum!

This adobong sugpo recipe is extra rich with its crab fat sauce.


8 Adobo sa Buko

Coconut water and coconut meat can make your adobo sweet and tender.

Coconut water and meat are added to adobo for a deliciously sweet, mellow flavor.



9 Tofu and Mushroom Adobo

Going meatless? Use firm tokwa and chunky shiitake mushrooms!

This tofu and mushroom adobo recipe is a meatless version of the usual chicken and pork adobo.


10 Pork Adobo Paksiw

Mix pork adobo with lechon paksiw for the ultimate lunchtime ulam.

Pork adobo meets lechon paksiw flavors!



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