Adobong Baboy

Adobong Baboy is one of my favorite pinoy recipes.” This post will tell you how I perfected my recipe, “Adobong Baboy”. I tried to prepare it before for several times when I was still staying with my aunts in Malitbog, Southern Leyte but I failed to perfect it (according to my taste preference).

Since the start of our stay here in our rented apartment unit (Maasin City), we haven’t yet cooked our food. We just went to carenderias (restaurant) and ordered the food we wanted to eat. But we couldn’t save money if we’ll continue doin it. We really need to cook our own food.

Early this morning while my wife was still sleeping, I went to the market and bought 1/2 kilogram of pork. I was planning to prepare my favorite “Adobong Baboy”. I also bought a liter of cane vinegar, garlic, black pepper, laurel, oil and a bottle of soy sauce. These are the ingredients which my wife had told me last night. She of course didn’t know that I was really planning to cook “Adobong Baboy” for her.

So much for a story….

I chopped the pork into cubes as you can see on the photo below:

Pork for Adobong Baboy

Looking at them, I realized that the sizes of the pork cubes were too big. So I chooped them again into smaller sizes.

By the way, here’s what I did according to what my wife has told me last night.

  1. Fry the pork cubes until it looks brown.
  2. Add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup soy souce, 2 to 5 leaves of laurel, chopped garlic and black pepper.
  3. When the liquid is about to dry, add 1/4 or 1/2 cup of water and continue cooking for about a minute.
  4. Adobong Baboy

  5. Serve it.

To summarize the ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilogram pork
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 leaves of laurel
  • 1 sachet (market retail) black pepper
  • 1 garlic

And the result is the perfected “Adobong Baboy” (with perfect taste according to my own taste preference).

If only you’re here, I will let you eat my “Adobong Baboy”.


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Jan Alvin - July 11, 2008 Reply

You could add pineapples to if you want. Thats a different style, we use this in Ilocos.

SELaplana - July 11, 2008 Reply


Thanks for the additional info… I really don’t cook kaya hindi ako masyadong marunong magluto

Did You Know? - July 17, 2008 Reply

sarap. nagugutom ako ah

GM Tristan - August 9, 2008 Reply

This is great, Sel! Adobo is one of my favorite foods! It looks delicious… I’m sure you’re a good cook. Does your wife cook for you now?


GM Tristan

SELaplana - August 9, 2008 Reply

:-) am still not good in cooking, especially that my wife do it everyday.. yes…. siya nga ang nagluluto :-)

Carol Crueta - February 5, 2009 Reply

Hi thanks for the recipe. Nag luluto din ako pero hindi adobo.. hindi ko talaga makuha yung luto ni mommy ko. I tried your recipe and it’s great! Konti na lang, parang adobo na ng mommy ko. Thank you! My husband love it!

david - April 20, 2010 Reply


I just accidentally found this website of yours,i was browsing on a google on how to cook adobong atay ng baboy.then i found ur website.but there are things that i noticed here.we have the same family name and i am very familiar with malitbog too as i was born there.though i didnt grow up there as we moved when i was few months i am thinking maybe we are relatives,kaninong anak ka ba?did u attend the laplana clan grand reunion last 2008?if u really came from malitbog so maybe u are familiar with fortunato laplana?he’s my grandpa.i am not so familiar with people there really as i only went there once in a while just when i had a lot of time.i hope we can be friends the way i havent found any site yet that have procedure on how to cook pork liver u know how to cook it?if u do please tell me how.thanks advance.guess ur my cousin.

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