What kind of dish is this?
This is a Filipino dish that cooks meat with vinegar and soy sauce.
I made it with chicken.
There are also pork,fish and vegetable versions.
Adobo=name from adobar in Spanish.
This is a dish that has existed since ancient times.
Created by the Malays who landed in the Philippines to preserve food in the tropics.
Vinegar and salt created an undesirable environment for bacterial outbreaks.
After Chinese merchants brought soy sauce, they replaced salt with soy sauce.
The Philippines traded with Fujian Province of China from 960 to 1279, so I think soy sauce was brought in around this time.
※There is another theory.
Adobo is also common in Hispanic countries, but probably has nothing to do with the Philippine version.
The name of the Philippine Adobo is Spanish, because when it landed in the Philippines in the 16th century, it looked like Adobo in Spain and was called “Indigenous Adobo”.
The appearance is similar, but the recipes and ingredients are different.
The Hispanic version cooks and fries ingredients, and also uses paprika etc.
The Philippine version stews ingredients and does not use paprika etc.
This is basically a dish to eat with rice.
That’s why I ate in rice bowl style.
Before eating this, I imagined sushi because it was a combination of vinegar and soy sauce.
It has a completely different taste from sushi, but it is especially recommended for those who like soy sauce.
Recipe of Adobo
- 1 tbsp oil
- 15 g garlic
- 300 g chicken thigh / cut favorite size
- 1 onion / slice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 80 ml vinegar
- 120 ml soy sauce
- 180 ml water / depends on the size of pot
- 1 laurel leaf
- 1 star anise
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 boiled egg
- Stir fry garlic, chicken and onions.
- Add sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, water, laurel leaf, star anise, pepper and egg. Mix. Cover when boiling. cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes.Finish.