Adobo Ilonggo

Adobo Ilonggo

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Adobo Ilonggo style, there are different ways to cook adobo and Ilonggo’s has its own way to make adobo, it is like traditional adobo but they using lemon or kalamansi juice and oyster sauce.


  • ½ kg chicken, cut into serving size
  • ½ kg pork, cut into serving size
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp peppercorn, cracked
  • 3 tbsp. kalamasi or lemon
  • 1 tbsp. achiote (annatto)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce or ¼ cup soy sauce and 1 tbsp. brown sugar.
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Oil


  1. Add enough water to cover chicken and pork and add 1 tsp. salt.
  2. Put chicken and pork in boiling water and simmer covered for 20 -30 minutes. Removed the meat and cool. Save the broth for later use.
  3. Cut chicken and pork into serving pieces.
  4. Sauté garlic , onion and ginger.
  5. Add chicken and pork sauté for 5 minutes.
  6. Prepare the Annatto seeds by adding warm broth and soak in for 20 mins.
  7. Add 2 bowls broth to the meat, add lemon juice , bay leaves, cracked black peppercorn, oyster sauce and achiote/Annatto.
  8. Simmer covered for 5-10 minutes, medium heat.
  9. Add chilli flakes (optional).
  10. Simmer covered for another 5 minutes.
  11. Serve with boiled rice and enjoy.


One Comment

  1. Wow ang ganda ng site na Ito,naka tutulong sa akin mag luto ng illongo food. Sana more recipes pa para marami pa akong matotunan.. Salamat god bless


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