My second dish for my "Back to my roots" Challenge is the Pork Adobo. I usually make this dish with Chicken (on the rare occasion when I do make this) but it's just as delicious with pork. Once again, this recipe is a common fare at my mum's table. I love the balance of the sourness from the vinegar and the saltiness from the soy sauce. There are many, many versions of this dish out there but my mum's is a simple one and VERY satisfying.
- 500g pork chops, cut into large pieces
- 5 garlic cloves, smashed
- 250ml water
- 125ml white vinegar
- 75ml dark soy sauce
- vegetable oil
- pinch of salt
- In a frying pan, add water, vinegar, garlic, salt and the pork chops.
- Simmer until the pork is cooked through; about 15 minutes.
- Remove pork and set aside liquid.
- Add the oil and fry the pork.
- Return liquid and soy.
- Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
- Serve with plan rice.