8 Adobo Variations to Try at Home

Not only can we all agree we love adobo, but we’ve certainly all lost count the number of times we’ve feasted on the classic ulam! That being said, you may not know of all the delicious variations to try. This article gives you 8 variations of adobo to inspire you to try at home.

1. Pork Adobo with Tofu

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Get two textures in one with this pork and tofu combo. It’s also a great dish for those looking to cut back on their meat intake but still want a filling meal - the tofu works as a replacement for half of the pork you would normally cook. Take a look at the recipe here.

2. Adobong Kangkong (Water Spinach Adobo)

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With its spinach base and topped off with pork rinds, this Adobong Kangkong recipe has both the enriching goodness of the healthy spinach vegetable, and the delicious crunch from the pork rinds. Best of all, this dish can be prepared in 15 mins. Perfect for those in a rush!

3. Adobo Meatballs

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Let the adobo craze continue with this meatballs variation! The secret to this recipe is the length of time you braise the meat - the longer the better. Cooked extra portions? Don't discard them. Instead, store your adobo meatballs in a Thermos® Food Jar to enjoy for your next meal. Not only will you have an appetising meal to look forward to, but it allows the meatballs to absorb the marinade longer, making the taste better too! Get the recipe here.

4. Adobong Tahong(Mussels Adobo)

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Feel like a fish dish? We have an adobo version! This mussels-based adobo is simple to make, not too pricey and has a secret ingredient...garlic. Add in as much garlic as you wish to really bring this meal to life. Take a look at the recipe here.

5. Adobong Labong (Bamboo Shoot Adobo)

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Looking for a recipe that is simple, healthy, and fresh? We heard you. The Adobong Labong Recipe combines bamboo shoots, coconut and pork that will melt-in-your-mouth. While this adobo variation may be slightly drier than the other options, it is a perfect baon in the Thermos® Lunch Tote. Get the recipe here.

6. Adobong Mani (Peanut Adobo)

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This adobong variation is not new to anyone who has lived in the Philippines. A common and popular street food, the Adobong Mani is available in different variations. The peanuts could be fried with or without the skin on, and one can opt for a chili infused version as well! The dish is then topped and loaded with crispy garlic. Here’s the recipe to enjoy this street food cooked in the comfort of your home.

7. Crusted Pork Chop Adobo with Rice

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For the ultimate feast, the Crusted Pork Chop with Adobo Rice will satisfy your belly for hours. It’s big, it’s hearty and it’s delicious. Topped with fried eggs over a tender pork chop, this dish is a crowd-pleaser for the whole family.

8. Chicken Adobo


Finishing off this article with a classic recipe for chicken lovers. Ideal to make with the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®, this Chicken Adobo has a rich marinade that includes white soya sauce, bay leaves and rice cooking wine to give you a mouth-watering aroma. Enjoy!

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