How To Cook The Best Pork Adobo The Favorite Filipino Recipe

Today, I will teach you how to cook the best Filipino pork adobo in the easiest and simplest way. Pork adobo is one of the most well-known and loved dishes by everyone. In fact, Pork adobo is often included in every typical restaurant or carinderia here in the Philippines.

It is so famous that some of us consider it our national food. Pork adobo will always be best served with a bowl of rice as rice can neutralize the strong flavor of adobo.

In general, you can cook adobo with different kinds of vegetables such as long beans, string beans or banana flowers (Puso ng Saging), you may even add fried potatoes to your pork adobo if you like. There are lots of Filipino pork adobo versions that vary according to localities.

What is a Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

authentic pork adobo in a bowl

The history of Pork adobo was not recorded; however, the word adobo which is a cooking method here in the Philippines derived from the Spanish word Adobar which means “to marinade” as in 1613 during the spanish colonization, Filipinos would use vinegar to help them preserve their food in a warm weather of the Philippines.

The term, Adobo was first recorded in the dictionary Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala compiled by the Spanish Franciscan missionary Pedro de San Buenaventura. He referred to it as “adobo de los naturales” (“adobo of the native peoples”)

The original adobo was not black, and so we called it adobong puti – I’m sure our ancestors don’t know that we have been calling it adobong puti by this time. It was salt and not Soy sauce , which was the main condiment of adobo before, but when the Chinese introduced the Soy Sauce, we started using it, and that gave way to the birth of adobong itim.

Variations of Filipino Pork Adobo Recipe

We are living in a country with increasing number of islands! From 7,107 islands, we now have 7, 641, and just like that, there are emerging versions of our Pork adobo. Below are some of them that we currently have.

Filipino’s Best Pork Adobo with Egg Recipe

Filipino recipes like this are popular among small eateries in the Philippines. However, it may sound so strange to add a hard-boiled egg to recipes like this. Don’t worry! We assure you that it will amaze you with the perfect combination of the adobo sauce, the Pig’s Meat, and the hard-boiled egg. 

To make this, just cook the recipes like this the usual way. Once it is done, just add hard-boiled eggs, then serve. You can choose from chicken egg or quail egg depending on the one that you have. 

Did you know that a hard-boiled egg has lots of benefits? It is beautiful that you are browsing this article because we will unravel the healthy benefits of hard-boiled eggs. 

Hard-Boiled eggs are among the most nutritious foods on Earth. Furthermore, it possesses lots of vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, and excellent fats. To highlight it, even more, the vitamins present in this beautiful egg are as follows:

pork adobong with boiled eggs

Vitamin B12(cobalamin) – this B vitamin is crucial in nerve tissue health, good brain function, and red blood cells production. 

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)- this B vitamin aids the body in cellular respiration. It is often found in dietary supplements. 

Vitamin A- is needed by the body for normal vision, a robust immune system, and reproduction. It also helps other organs work correctly, like the lungs, heart, kidney, and more.

Vitamin B5 ( Pantothenic Acid) – Now, this vitamin is the essential vitamin needed by our body. It is responsible for making blood cells and converting energy from the food that you eat.

Selenium – this vitamin is responsible for thyroid function and metabolism. Aside from that, it boosts the immune system, slows age-related mental degeneration, and reduces risks of getting heart complications. 

Aside from the beautiful set of vitamins and minerals present in a whole egg, it also improves your cholesterol profile. Since it is hard-boiled, no oil is used for cooking this wonderful delight making it cholesterol-free. In that case, there will be low chances of getting heart diseases in the future. 

A whole hard-boiled egg is not just good for the heart but the brain as well. The choline present in an egg is essential in brain development. That is why pregnant women are advised to include this on their diet. Also, low choline in the body would result in liver problems, heart risks, and neurological disorders. 

If you are on a diet, adding this to your daily meal is essential because it is packed with protein. Usually, if you are on a diet, you remove most of the carbohydrates and red meat in your diet. In that sense, it will not be a balance. That is why add some egg to your meal to have a nice amount of protein for your body. 

Aside from the benefit of Vitamin A for the eyes, it also has lutein for fantastic eye health. If you take a hard-boiled egg during breakfast, it will help you lose unwanted body fats. 

Looking back at all these attractive benefits of hard-boiled eggs in your body, you should try cooking this variant for your family. By the way, before we move on to the next variant, we know that peeling off the shells from a hard-boiled egg is a struggle. To achieve that silky smooth, flawless egg out of its shell requires a technique. 

The first one would be how you cook it! Start by carefully dropping your raw eggs into hot water to boil. After that, drop it into cold water to loosen up the shells from the egg itself. You may also want to chill the eggs before peeling for a better result. 

Next, you might want to steam them instead of boiling the eggs. Although the thesis is a different way of cooking the eggs, the result is like burning the eggs. Another thing to consider is letting it cook with your rice. Just put it over your rice while cooking, and once the rice is done, it is done as well. 

Furthermore, you can try using older eggs instead of fresh ones. This is because old eggs have a higher pH level than the fresher ones. In this case, the eggshell will not get too sticky with the flesh, unlike when you use a fresh egg. 

If you can still cook it in case what you have is a fresh egg, just add a sprinkle of baking soda. BAking soda is alkaline, and it increases the level of pH once added to food. In this case, it will be easier to peel it off. 

The next technique is to use one hand and roll the egg. Just crack it a little, then roll it out. Moving the egg will loosen up the eggshell, making it easier to peel off. Do not push the egg to mush, or you will squish it. 

The last one would be to put the egg in a jar or container, add water and shake. Shake It vigorously for 20 seconds. After that, you will see how the shells remove themselves from the flesh. 

Whatever technique you use is useful depending on the resources that you have at home. 

Pork Adobo sa Buko

Unlike Pig’s Meat adobo with Gata, this Filipino version is unique because we add coconut water and meat to our Adobo. The taste? It is light, sweet, and earthy. This unique recipe is also a must-try!

raw coconut and pork adobo with laurel leaves

Aside from the coconut meat being delicious, it is also healthy. Coconut meat is full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals essential in the body’s growth and development. Aside from that, it has saturated fats and fiber necessary for excellent digestion. 

Furthermore, it helps boost nice cholesterol in the body to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Yes, it is an excellent pair to recipes like this that contain pork fat. Also, it can help you lose weight as you include it in your meals. 

Since coconut meat has a beautiful amount of fiber, it helps in digesting food properly. In this sense, you can assure that you won’t get constipated after eating this variant. You will never have to worry about eating a lot. This will help you get protected from harmful diseases. You get protected at the same time, and you get to eat a healthy and delicious meal. 

It can also help maintain blood sugar and improve immunity. In times like this, boosting up the immunity is a must! Eating this variant of recipes like this will surely make you healthy.

Pork Adobo with Gata

This Filipino version is a must-try! I would suggest making it Spicy. The first time I cooked this dish, I was struck because I did not know that it would be my favorite adobo version. Honestly, I did not believe my mother back then, but to taste is to believe, and so I did. They say that Pig’s Meat adobo with Gata was originally from Bicol because Bicolanos love to add Gata (coconut milk) and chili to almost any of their food. 

adobo sa buko

With this type of dish, Pig’s Meat fat will emerge in the middle of cooking, and you can’t do something about it because it is natural. All you have to do to lessen the cholesterol in the food is to add something that reduces its impact on the body. The addition of coconut milk in dishes like this is essential, especially for those who are very strict with their cholesterol level in the body. 

It is known that coconut milk helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body to avoid any heart diseases in the future. Aside from that, it also lowers the blood pressure you might get in eating this meat type. Besides that, coconut milk is essential in muscle growth, making it a perfect combination with meat, a great protein source. 

On the other hand, coconut milk is loaded with essential electrolytes that alleviates a tired body. If you are going home from a tiring work, give yourself a rest and eat out any food with coconut milk. It is beautiful if it is this recipe variant. Don’t worry! Eating lots of it won’t affect your weight, as coconut milk helps weight loss. 

Also, it helps the digestive system to digest food the proper way and relieves constipation as well. At this point, you might get excited cooking this variant, and no one is stopping you!

Yellow Pork Adobo

yellow pork adobo in a pan

From the land of Cavitenos! We want you to experience a more visually enticing version of Pork adobo, the Filipino Yellow pork adobo! This adobo version is famous in Cavite, a region in the Philippines where turmeric is abundant. They add turmeric to Adobo, which adds a robust flavor to our Pig’s Meat adobo.

This will somewhat taste like a curry, but it will still be delicious. Also, once you have an idea of how healthy turmeric is, you will surely try out this variant. If you have arthritis, it is great to eat dishes with turmeric to alleviate the pain. Besides, painkillers work faster when you intake turmeric. 

Aside from arthritis, turmeric helps reduce the occurrence of osteoporosis. As you age, your bones are prone to deformation and breakage. It is better to reduce this by taking dishes with turmeric or turmeric alone in the form of tea. It is also an antioxidant securing your body a perfect shield from cancer and other diseases. 

Now that you know the benefit of including turmeric in your meals, you might want to try this variant on your next menu.

White Pork Adobo

adobong puti with ground black pepper

This recipe is the mother of all Pork adobos. This is their favorite in the Visayas region. Technically, this is the original Pork adobo. Long ago, there was no soy sauce in the Philippines until the Chinese introduced it to us. When the Chinese arrived, most Filipinos replaced the salt with soy sauce as the salty ingredient, and it turned out to have that nice color that they loved. Since then, Adobo is not Adobo if it doesn’t have that excellent soy sauce color. Also, the vinegar plays its role in making magic with the dish.

Pork Adobong Illongo

adobo sa atsuete

History crafted this Pork adobo that the Spaniards left. This is very popular in the Visayas region and Southern Luzon regions of the Philippines. The flavor of the Adobo with achuete or annatto oil.

It is so easy to make annatto oil. All you have to do is combine olive oil and annatto seeds in a pan. Do not overcook it. The annatto seeds will secrete a bitter taste affecting the annatto oil’s overall flavor if you do. 

If you are afraid that the taste will be different, don’t be. Annatto oil is just for color that won’t impact the taste of the dish. Besides, adding annatto oil to your words will add up some health benefits. 

Annatto is a food coloring agent that has carotenoids. Carotenoids are also present in carrots making annatto oil perfect for eye health. Aside from that, it is known to be an antioxidant keeping you from free radicals and cancer. 

Also, annatto is known for its antimicrobial function, making it suitable for food storage. If you plan to bring out recipes like this on your next trip, you might want to consider cooking this variant because it will not spoil quickly along the way.

Pork Adobo with Fried Potato

pork adobo with fried potatoes

Who does not love Potatoes? Adding a fried potato in your Pork adobo makes it unique! The fried potato itself is delicious and even tastier with the dressing of Adobo! Usually, they add potatoes in the course of cooking, making them soft and silky to taste. But if you want a slight touch of crisp, go ahead and cook the potatoes separately by frying them in a pan. Just add it to the actual dish when serving. 

Just a friendly reminder, cooking or frying the potatoes with skin on makes it even better. When frying, leave on the skin, then rub a small amount of salt on the skin to make it crispier and tastier. Do not overseason the potatoes. The dish itself is flavorful enough.

Pork Adobo with Sweet Potato

pork adobo with sweet potato on a plate

Some thought that dishes like this could only do it with potatoes, but it went well when we tried it with fried sweet potatoes. It is much better than the one with potatoes. Sweet potatoes are famous in Asian cuisine, mostly in Korea. They use it as a side for crispy delights, like a chicken with beer as a drink. 

We want to give you a piece of quick information about sweet potatoes to encourage you to cook this variant. Sweet potatoes are starchy and part of the root vegetable family. Just like Potatoes, only that it is sweet. They come in a variety of colors – orange, white and purple. 

Furthermore, sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber essential in keeping the body healthy every day. Also, the fiber in sweet potatoes keeps your digestive system healthy. It does not have just one type of fiber, but two. One soluble fiber, also known as viscous fiber, helps absorb water and soften your stool. The other one is the insoluble fiber or non-viscous fiber, which, on the other hand, don’t absorb water and just add bulk. 

Also, the antioxidants present in sweet potatoes keep your body from getting free radicals and cancer-causing agents. In that sense, it also boosts up your immune system, which is essential at this time. 

Sweet potatoes are surprisingly rich in beta carotene as well, which makes them healthy for the eyes. You can find this on the bright orange-colored sweet potatoes. On the other hand, sweet potatoes can also be put on purple colored sweet potatoes.

This is not just a fantastic delight, but it also promotes excellent brain health. A significant amount of purple sweet potato can improve the learning and memory abilities of the brain. So if you are studying for an exam, better eat up this variant with sweet potatoes to boost your learning capabilities. 

If you are wondering how to add this to your diet, you can cook them like potatoes. You can also try frying them or baking them, whichever is preferable in your resources and available time.

Pork Adobo with Water Spinach or Kangkong

pork adobo with kangkong

Kangkong is very famous here in the Philippines, and it has a significant role in our cuisine. Adding Kangkong to your Pork adobo adds more texture to it, making it more palate friendly. Just like Adobo with boiled eggs, this one will make you ask for more rice! The crunchiness of kangkong will surely make your taste buds satisfied!

To encourage you to cook this variant, we will unravel the health benefits a kang kong or water spinach can give you. 

Since recipes like this have some cholesterol, balance it out by adding water spinach to the dish. This is because water spinach reduces the bad cholesterol in the body. Aside from that, it prevents constipation that might be a problem if eating pork recipes like this. Also, it is lovely to know that water spinach reduces the risk of getting diabetes for some. 

It doesn’t cease from there! It is also suitable for the eyes and fights anemia. In times like this, boosting the immune system is a must to fight deadly diseases. Great thing water spinach is a beautiful green veggie that helps the body in fighting these diseases. It also gives off a nice glow on the skin if taken regularly, and at the same time, it aids liver problems. That is why in most bars, you will see fried water spinach as a side to alcoholic beverages. 

The antioxidant present in this water spinach also helps your skin age slowly, making you look healthy and young. And finally, it removes intestinal parasites naturally, so it is suitable to let your kids eat this regularly to let them grow healthily. 

Pork Adobo with Pineapple

pork adobo with pineapple in a casserole

If you are a fan of pineapple, this is a perfect dish for you. For this version, we will use Pineapple juice and chunk. You will be amazed by its taste. This one is a popular variant of them all. The sweetness of the pineapple goes well together with recipes like this. Aside from that, the slightly sour taste of the juice makes it an excellent substitute for vinegar. 

If you want to replace the vinegar with the pineapple juice, you can do so. The vinegar and pineapple juice are both sour in their way, only that the pineapple juice is sweeter. 

Not only is it delicious, but pineapple is also actually healthy. Pineapple is full of vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy body. Also, it has antioxidants that fight free radicals and cancer-causing agents. Also, the enzymes present in pineapple are known to aid digestive function. Furthermore, the fiber present in the fruit will help you prevent constipation and other digestive problems. 

In times like this, keeping your immune system at its maximum capability is a must to keep you protected from unwanted viruses. It is lovely to know that pineapple is a known inflammation suppressor and immune system builder. If not always, make sure to add it to your dishes. Cooking recipes like this in this variant is beneficial and healthy at the same time. 

It doesn’t stop there! If you just got out of the hospital after surgery, consider including pineapple in your meals because it can make recovery faster. Also, it can recover the body’s strength after a rigorous workout. 

Now that you know these excellent pineapple benefits, you should add this variant to your next menu plan!

Spicy Pork Adobo

spicy pork adobo with red chilies

Well. Well. Well. Who would not love this version? It is effortless and straightforward. You can make all versions Spicy if you would like. Aside from that, spicy food can excite your taste buds. There are lots of excellent benefits that it can give. 

Spicy foods surprisingly can contribute to the longevity of life. It is known that eating spicy foods for six to seven days can reduce the risk of mortality in some. Just make sure that you are not going to smoke or intake any alcohol to make this possible. 

Aside from that, spicy foods speed up metabolism and slow down your appetite. So if you are on a diet and want to keep in shape, you might want to include spicy foods on your menu. 

If you are feeling nauseated or having a headache, just eat up something spicy, and it will go away. It also keeps you from getting cancer in the future. Now that you have seen the benefits of eating spicy foods, you might want to enjoy this variant on your next meal. 

Aside from the benefits of eating spicy foods, we would like to suggest some ingredients to add to this recipe. Buckle up because this will be a worldwide tour!

Chili Oil – Now, this is popular in China, Japan, and the Philippines. They usually add it to almost all of their dishes. Aside from that, they typically use it as a dipping sauce in their fried or steamed dishes. 

Gochujang – This spice is a red pepper paste that originated and is widely used in Korea. You will usually see this in all of their dishes. It is a combination of chili powder, glutinous rice, meju powder, yeot gireum, and salt. You can control the usage of this spice to control the spice level of the dish. 

Sambal – this Malaysian spice is a bomb to every recipe. Instead of sauteing the usual garlic and onion, you can replace it with sambal instead. Sambal is made of shallots, ginger, garlic, and shrimp paste. You don’t have to worry about the taste because we can guarantee that it will be worth trying!

Sriracha- This Thai originated spice is famous worldwide. Furthermore, it is made of chili pepper paste, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. 

Pork Adobo Ingredients (Optional)

Sugar – Some of us like adobo a bit sweeter. I suggest trying this when you have already tried without one.

Onion – I rarely add onion to my Pork adobo as I always imagine eating steak whenever seeing onions on my pork adobo, but this ingredient can be added.

Health Buffs Ask: Is Pork Adobo High in Calories? 

The amount of calories in a food, particularly in Pork Adobo, depends on the size of the servings. One serving of Pork Adobo has 454 calories which is a lot lesser than the human required calories per day: woman- 2000 calories per day, man-2500 calories.  

parts of pork and chicken breast

There’s a reason why people are asking about ‘calories’ because they have the misconception that ‘calories’ are unhealthy stuff for the body. It’s a myth that most people subscribe to, and maybe today is the best time to bust this myth. 

Are calories really bad for our bodies? The answer is a ‘yes’ and a ‘no,’ and it depends on how we use these calories. Calorie shows how much energy can your body gain from food or drink.

It’s good for our body because we can unlock their powers by doing physical activities, but it can be a liability if we don’t burn it. Without any activities to burn them, it stays on our body and adds on our weight. Now we can see that calories can be good or bad for us, depending on how we use it.


The amount of calories in a food, particularly in Pig’s Meat Adobo, depends on the servings’ size. One serving of Pig’s Meat Adobo has 454 calories, which is a lot lesser than the human required calories per day: woman- 2000 calories per day, man-2500 calories.  

There’s a reason why people are asking about ‘calories’ because they have the misconception that ‘calories’ are unhealthy stuff for the body. It’s a myth that most people subscribe to, and maybe today is the best time to bust this myth. 

Are calories awful for our bodies? The answer is a ‘yes’ and a ‘no,’ and it depends on how we use these calories. Calorie shows how much energy your body can gain from food or drink.

It’s good for our body because we can unlock their powers by doing physical activities, but it can be a liability if we don’t burn it. Without any exercises to burn them, it stays on our body and adds on our weight. Now we can see that calories can be good or bad for us, depending on how we use them.


Let’s face it; there are times when problems pop up, no matter how carefully we follow the recipe’s procedure. Sometimes, something will just go wrong, but this shouldn’t make us freeze on our tracks and feel helpless because problems that arise in the kitchen are somehow similar to how issues pop up in life, isn’t it? 

When encountering problems in the kitchen, especially in cooking Pig’s Meat adobo, we need to know how to handle them properly. Learn how to manage things when our Pig’s Meat adobo does not turn out the way we want. 

Your Pork Adobo Turns Out To Be Salty 

Salt on wooden background

When your Pig’s Meat Adobo becomes too salty, you may experiment on the ingredients you can find in your pantry, but be very careful with experimenting because it might aggregate the problem even more.

You may add sugar, lemon, or olive oil in your Pig’s Meat adobo and conduct a taste-test in between. Do not haste to counter the very salty taste by putting large amounts of one of these ingredients. Start with little pinches and dashes until it gently counters the saltiness of your Pig’s Meat adobo. 

The one that we will suggest the most is adding sugar and water. Also, adding potatoes will help absorb the saltiness in the dressing. 

Your Pork Adobo is Too Sour 

sugar and glass of water

One of the simplest ways to counter this problem is by adding 2 tbsp of sugar and water, but if this method cannot vary your Pig’s Meat Adobo’s excessive sour taste, you may use ½ vinegar to ¼ cup soy sauce and 6 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, and 1 tbsp of black peppercorns. Again, do not haste in countering the problem, be patient, and do these solutions gradually.

Tips on Cooking Pork Adobo

  • Some always use Pig’s Meat Belly for my Pig’s Meat adobo, but if you don’t like fats, you can get the pig’s leaner parts. I suggest trying ribs, too – it makes the dressing tastefully superb!
  • Make sure to taste the kind of Soy Sauce and Vinegar you will be using; you would not want your Adobo to become too sour or too salty. Remember that the measurement may change according to someone’s taste buds, or follow the Proper Ratios. Following the ratio rules is one of the secrets in creating a satisfying Pig’s Meat Adobo.
  • When marinating, make sure that the meat is submerged. Then, combine ingredients such as Pepper, Vinegar, Soy sauce, and Garlic when marinating.
  • When seasoning the dish, do it during the last minute of your cooking. The sauce of Adobo will get concentrated as it reduces.

Best Serve With

Searching for the perfect pairs that can go with your special Pig’s Meat adobo? Then take a look at our list of the ideal side dishes for your dish: 

Java Rice – Recipes like this go well with fried rice. Make it even better with Java Rice. Java rice is easy to make and easy to partner with every dish. 

Coffee – With coffee, nothing goes wrong. You can have it as a starter for recipes like this, or you can end the meal. There are lots of varieties of coffees that you can choose from. Do not worry because we will guide you on which coffee type or flavor to choose from. Let us start with the beans first. 

  • Arabica – this coffee is from the Arabica beans and tastes sweeter than you can drink it straight. In this sense, it became the most popular type of coffee. Furthermore, it has lower caffeine content compared to Robusta.
  • Robusta – On the other hand, Robusta is cheaper and more robust compared to Arabica. In this sense, espresso usually uses Robusta coffee because of it’s bitter flavor. To wake you up fast on a Monday morning, grab a cup of Robusta coffee, and it will excite you in an instant because of its high caffeine content. 

Now let us move forward to the types of coffee. 

  • Black – this is the simplest form of coffee. You can have it by just adding water and sugar to balance out the flavor. 
  • Latte: No, this is a crowd favorite too. It is made of a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and a touch of foam. This will surely keep all your stress away. 
  • Cappuccino – if you want more milk than coffee, then this is perfect for you. It has more foam than steamed milk and has cocoa powder or cinnamon powder as a garnish. Ready your tissue to wipe on your lips because it will give you that foamy mustache. 
  • Americano: This is quite similar to black coffee. It consists of one espresso shot diluted in hot water. If you are making your version at home, pour in the espresso first, then add hot water. 
  • Espresso can be served as is or as the base of other types like lattes and macchiatos. 
  • Doppio – now you want more robust coffee, grab one of these. This is two shots of espresso, by the way. 
  • Cortado: Do you want balance? Then this resembles the balance of yin and yang. It is a perfect balance of coffee and steamed milk. Besides, steamed milk balances out the acidity from the coffee. 
  • Red Eye – No, this will not make your eyes red after drinking this. It will only make your heart race because this has a shot of espresso as well.
  • Galao: This Portugal born hot coffee is quite similar to lattes and cappuccinos, only that it has twice foam compared to the two. In this sense, it is lighter among the three, perfect for those who just want to chill with their coffee. Not too firm, not too soft. 
  • Lungo: If you want a healthier and more serving of espresso, this is the perfect one for you. Since this espresso is pulled longer than usual, you get to have more caffeine and more ounces to drink on. 
  • Macchiato: If you crave something in between doppio and cappuccino, this is the perfect coffee drink for you. This coffee is an espresso-based coffee with a small amount of foam. 
  • Mocha: Are you dreaming of adding chocolate to your coffee? This dream comes true because Mocha is a chocolate espresso drink with steamed milk and foam. 
  • Ristretto: This is a sweeter version of the espresso because it uses less hot water than the usual espresso and doppio. 
  • Flat White – Aussies love this type of coffee. It is like a cappuccino, only that it has no foam and chocolate sprinkle.
  • Cafe au Lait – if you want just a simple coffee taste, this is the perfect coffee type for you. Add warm milk to your coffee, and you’re good to go. 
  • Irish – Now this is on a different level. This is made up of black coffee, whiskey, and sugar. This goes with a crown of whipped cream.

If you don’t want hot coffee, maybe Iced coffee will lighten up your mood. 

  • Iced Coffee: This is the most straightforward iced coffee drink of all. You just serve it with a dash of milk, cream, or sweetener. 
  • Iced Espresso: Just serve is straight with a dash of milk, cream, or sweetener and ice. You can also do this to other espresso-based drinks like americanos, mochas, macchiatos, lattes, and flat whites. 
  • Cold Brew – This is made by steeping the beans for 6-36 hours, depending on how strong you want it. 
  • Frappuccino: This is made famous by a popular cafe. They blend the iced coffee then give it a crown of whipped cream and syrup. 
  • Nitro: This is a combination of cold brew and nitro bubbles. This is a frothy inconsistency. 
  • Mazagran: Now, this is a cross combination of tea, ice coffee, and rum. Sometimes you add lemon as well. 

With all this selection of coffee, we guarantee that all will go together with dishes like this. Hot or cold, creamy or bold.  

Pineapple shake or Pineapple juice – Of course, one variant of dishes like this has pineapple. If you want more pineapple on the table, make a pineapple juice or pineapple shake

Spicy Dip (Preferably Fish Sauce with red chilies) – there are lots of spicy dips to choose from. You may want to go back to this dish’s Spicy variant to see the hot sauce tips. 

Soup (preferably sour, like Sinigang) – Having a laid back soup to pair this up just to cut some cholesterol is lovely. You choose from a sour soup like sinigang.

Let us know in the comment section below if you need help or if you have any questions.

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Pork Adobo Recipe

Everywhere in the world, this Pinoy dish has been the trademark of Philippine cuisine. If you are drooling for recipes like this, then browse further, cook, and enjoy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Best Pork Adobo Recipe, How to Cook the best filipino pork adobo, Pork Adobo, Pork recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Persons
Calories 1223.12kcal
Author Eat Like Pinoy
Cost $15 – $20


  • Ladle
  • Hot Pot
  • Plates


  • 2 lbs Pork Belly Cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 Piece Onion (Sliced Thinly) Optional
  • 1 Clove Garlic Peeled and Minced
  • 2 Pieces Dried Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1-2 Cups Water


  • In a bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and pepper. Mix well and marinate pork belly for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat the skillet and put in the marinated pork belly.
  • Toss in bay leaves and onions. Cover the skillet and simmer for 40 minutes or until pork is tender already.
    TIP: You can add more water if the pork is not yet tender.
  • Set aside the pork when tender.
  • Heat oil in another pan, medium fry the pork. Transfer pork into a bowl and set aside.
  • Remove some oil from the pan before pouring the sauce & pork into it.
  • Simmer for the last 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Sodium: 1698.42mg | Calcium: 34.78mg | Vitamin C: 3.18mg | Vitamin A: 53.61IU | Sugar: 2.69g | Fiber: 1.02g | Potassium: 531.17mg | Cholesterol: 163.29mg | Calories: 1223.12kcal | Saturated Fat: 43.88g | Fat: 120.36g | Protein: 24.7g | Carbohydrates: 6.31g | Iron: 2.21mg
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Jayson Smith

This is Awesome!! Always Perfect With Black Coffee and TONS of RICE!!!

Ernesto Mar Domingo

wow this is a classic pork adobo

Ernesto Mar Domingo

wow this is a classic pork adobo

Ernesto Domingo

wow this is so delicious