When the Spaniards came to the Philippines they came uo on a people who cooked their food in vinegar, and called this dish Adobo wich means to marinate / marinade in spanish. What the ingredients was in a pre-spanish adobo we do ot know, except that it contained vinegar.
Todays the Filipino adobo is made different from region to region, I’ve even read a recipe with coconut milk.
This dish can be made with different types of meat, but the most common is chicken and pork.
Todays version is with pork
1 kg pork belly or chops
150 ml soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp crushed garlic
4-6 Dried bay leaves
1 tbsp whole peppercorns
50 ml vinegar
250 ml water
Salt to taste
Saute the onions in a deep pan and add the marinated pork saute for a few minutes to seal the meat.
Add the rest of the ingredients pluss the marinade and bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 1,5 hours
Salt to taste.
Serve hot with rice and vegetables. Share and enjoy!