I posted in my private Facebook account a photo of the soyless pork adobo that I cooked for lunch. Since we are used to having soy sauce in our adobo dishes, many were curious about this version. To answer all questions, I am sharing the recipe.


  • cubed pork belly (I buy a slab of belly then have the meat shop cut into cubes.)
  • vinegar
  • water
  • pepper
  • chopped garlic
  • laurel leaves
  • salt
  • oil

Heat the oil. When heated, sauté the chopped garlic. Do not brown the garlic. Add the pork belly and stir. When it becomes a little brownish, add some water to soften it. Put in the laurel leaf, pepper and salt. Simmer until the pork is soft and there is barely any water left. Add water if necessary when the pork is not yet soft. When the pork is soft and there is still some water, put in the vinegar. As the oil of the pork comes out, fry the pork with it for a few minutes. I like my adobo saucy so I add in some water (not much) but this is optional