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Pork Liempo "White" Adobo

So what is "white" adobo? It is basically the usual adobo recipe minus one major ingredient - soy sauce or toyo. It's been a fad years ago and it stayed on making it a successful experiment ot whomever made the first "white" adobo. There are no secret ingredients to this - just omit soy sauce, from your usual recipe. And choosing the right meat part can also make it a recipe to remember. Enjoy!

Here's a simple recipe for Pork Liempo White Adobo
  • 1 kilo Pork liempo with fat
  • 1 cup vinegar (adjust)
  • 3 pcs  dried Bay leaves
  • 1 large head garlic, crushed
  • Black peppercorns, crushed (adjust)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt (adjust)
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar (adjust)
  • Water, optional (adjust)

How to make Pork Liempo Pork Adobo
  1. Wash then cut pork liempo into 2x2 inches cube or smaller like 1.5 x 1.5 inches. 
  2. Mix all the ingredients then "massage" the mixture to the pork cubes.
  3. Arrange pork cubes - fatty part down, in a pan then pour the mixture. 
  4. Bring to a boil then lower heat then simmer for 30 minutes or until pork is tender to your preference.
  5. Make taste adjustments (from time to time) by adding more of the seasonings.
  6. When done, transfer to a serving or storing container (meat adobo dishes tastes more delicious after a few days - agree? )
  7. Enjoy with hot rice.

Yes, it's done without soy sauce. The pork and vinegar (with pork fat) naturally brown themselves  self but not as dark when using soy sauce. The measurements here are just guides since I cooked this white adobo without measuring. I used more than 1 cup of vinegar since I love the resulting (unhealthy, yes) sauce vinegar mixed with the natural pork fat with garlic. Water listed on the ingredients can be used to tone down the sourness of the vinegar but in this particular recipe I didn't use it, instead I added more vinegar. My piece of advice is to taste what you are cooking and adjust the flavor to suit your own. Extra rice, please!

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