What it is: Chicken, pork, or seafood simmered in a marinade of vinegar & soy sauce
What’s the deal: The unofficial national food of the Philippines, Adobo starts with a protein — bone-in chicken, pork loin, squid, or fish, usually — that goes into a pot filled with soy, vinegar, garlic, onions, and other veggies (depending on the recipe). It’s then simmered until tender, and kind of pickled in its own stock, before being served over rice. Not to be confused with the bald bad guy from Double Dragon (that’d be Abobo), it’s a common foreigner move to order it with extra sauce on the rice… a move that’s nonetheless worth it because it’s delicious.
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