Good Day Gourmet: Pork adobo

It's widely considered the national dish of the Philippines, and it's today's ‪‎Good Day Gourmet‬ recipe! Vanessa Ruffes is making pork adobo this week and says she hopes to make her mom proud.

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2 lbs. pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
¾ cup white vinegar
¾ cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
½ sweet yellow onion, finely diced
Black pepper, to taste
Cooking oil, for sautéing


In a pot on medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in some oil. Cook for a couple minutes, until onions start to turn translucent.

Add the pork cubes, stirring frequently, cooking until all sides are just browned. This usually takes about 5 minutes.

Mix in vinegar, soy sauce, and bay leaf. Raise to high heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce the temperature to medium-low and simmer until pork is tender and sauce thickens, about an hour. Be sure to stir occasionally to keep the pork from sticking and burning on the bottom!

Serve on a bed of rice and enjoy!