Two nights ago, I shared in twitter and plurk that I was cooking Adobong Puti (White Adobo) for dinner. My update was followed by interest on how it looked and how it is cooked. And so I promised to share the recipe.

I never realized that there are some who haven’t tried Adobong Puti. I thought it had the equal popularity as the normal Adobo.

Adobong Puti is simply Adobo without the soy sauce. However, I don’t cook my Adobo the same way I cook my Adobong Puti.

Like Adobo, the Adobong Puti is a staple at my parent’s home. Both my parents are good cooks. My mom’s Adobo is to-die-for (when I worked in the Phils, my workmates ask me to exchange ulam with them whenever I had Adobo for baon), while my Dad cooks a mean Adobong Puti.

Although I never try to rival my parents cooking, I have tried to replicate their Adobo dishes to remind me of home and sometimes, just because I miss them. Not to mention that is one of the easiest Filipino dish there is.

Two nights ago, I think I succeeded in cooking Adobong Puti, one I think my parents can be proud of.

What you need:

Half a kilo of Pork (I combine two kinds of Pork: pork neck and pork shoulder), cut into cubes
5 cloves of Garlic
1/2 cup Vinegar
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2 cups Water
2-3 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper, to taste

What you need to do:

1. Put all ingredients (except Canola oil) in a wok. Cover and let it simmer over medium heat.

2. Occasionally mix and take out pork residue on top.
3. Cook until water is gone and only the oil from pork is visible.
4. Add Canola oil and turn up the heat to crisp the meat.
5. Cook until crisp and golden brown.
6. Serve hot with rice.
Kain na! {Filipino way of saying Bon Appetit!}


  1. kayni

    thank you for sharing. i’ve never tasted adobong puti. i’ll try to make this. i’ve been craving filipino food for days now :(. have a great weekend. could you share your recipe for standard adobo as well :). my adobo never comes out good :(.

  2. Dea

    Hi there, new visitor here.

    My mom makes a mean humba, a Visayan dish which is like adobo without the vinegar naman. I prefer vinegar over soy sauce any day, I’ll show this to my mom and have her try this out for me. (If I could only cook, I’d try it out myself.)

    Nice blog, by the way. I’ll be a frequent visitor.

  3. Anonymous

    hi! am from taytay, rizal. tried your adobong puti recipe. my mom used to cook that but sadly she’s not here anymore. πŸ™ i tried your recipe, doubled all the ingredients and followed everything, it was really GOOD! Thanks !!! everyone loved it. weng i’ve also tried your other recipes but this is the best.

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