By: Bandilla, Ivy Rose and Torrecampo, Rhea Mae
Filipinos are definitely food lover. They love to eat and taste food that will surely satisfy their appetite. They want to innovate, discover and create delicacies that will surely capture each heart. And Adobo is one of their signature dishes.
Here’s how to do it.
First and foremost, Filipinos are fund of discovering, eating and cooking as well that is why preparing adobo is actually common for them. So first, prepare all the ingredients needed (This is other way of cooking this dish). You may use either pork, chicken or a combination of it for doing this dish (cut into 1 ½ cubes for pork), 1 ½ tablespoon finely minced garlic, ½ to ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper, seasoning, soy sauce and vinegar and bay leaf.
Secondly, using a big pot, put the meat (pork or chicken), add vinegar and soy sauce as well as the bay leaf and add 2 cups of water and simmer for about 20 minutes or more add water if desired until the meat becomes tender and juicy.
Thirdly, after the meat is cooked, remove the sauce and set aside. Then, fry pork with the same pot used until it turns brown (if you’re not using pork, add some oil). When the pork turns brown, remove it from the pot (you may place it in a bowl together with its sauce).
Fourthly, with the same pot used, sauté garlic until it becomes brown (adding garlic towards the end part of cooking enhances its true flavor) after which, put the separated pork and sauce inside the pot and add seasoning according to your taste and simmer for about 3-5 minutes. (You may add boiled eggs or chicken liver while it simmers).
And lastly, serve it with hot rice.
Filipino’s passion for foods can be traced back from their former colonial masters which are the Spaniards. That is why even the names of some Filipino dishes are influenced by Spanish origin such as menudo, sisig, caldereta, etc. And that’s it! A new way of cooking Adobo, but its taste will always be marked as a Filipino.