from the Spanish word adobo, meaning seasoning or marinade
The Filipino adobo is a cooking method that includes vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper and bay leaf
Adobo in Spanish is a marinade or seasoning mix. Meat that has been seasoned with adobo mix is described as being adobada.
When the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines, they saw a native cooking process that involved vinegar. They referred to it as “adobo.” And eventually even Filipinos began using the term. That’s the difference between Spanish and Filipino adobo!
squid cooked adobo style
fertilized eggs stewed adobo style
peanuts cooked adobo style
oysters cooked adobo style
The most popular vegetable adobo is adobong kangkong.