Adobo Recipes

Chinese Pork Adobo


1 kilo / 2.2 lbs pork
Oyster sauce – 1 1/2 Tbsp
Brown sugar – 2 Tbsp
Soy sauce – 1/4 cup
Garlic – 6-8 cloves, minced or crushed or chopped
2 Bay leaves
Freshly ground pepper (or whole black peppercorns), to taste
8 oz fresh mini-bella/portobello mushrooms, or 2 – 4 oz shiitake mushrooms
A few drops of sesame oil


  1. Clean the pork. Cut up the pork adobo style – about 1 1/2 – 2 inch cubes or chunks. They will shrink as they cook so I make it a little bigger.
  2. In a deep pan or a Dutch oven, mix the soy and oyster sauces, sugar, garlic and ground or whole peppercorns. Coat the pork with the sauce. Insert the bay leaves.
  3. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low until pork is tender between 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  4. When the pork is already tender, add in the mushrooms. Continue to simmer until the mushrooms are cooked and tender about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add a few drops of sesame oil. Serve hot with rice.
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