Adobong Okra

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Adobo is one delicious Filipino dish which is well known. You can cook adobong manok (Chicken) or adobong baboy (pork meat) or whatever you like for an adobo be it a veggie or meat, as long as the main ingredients for adobo is there, you will surely like it. But this time, we wanted to share this new version of crunchy adobo which is dry and kinda spicy.

All you need to do is not to put too much water and put some spice like chilly powder to twist the taste. But if you don’t like spicy and hot food, then just skip putting chilly powder.

Adobong Okra Recipe


  • okra – sliced slantly into one inch
  • garlic- a lot of garlic cloves (this gives the aromatic smell of your adobo)
  • ground black pepper – your preference, just a few amount only
  • salt- for taste
  • soy sauce
  • vinegar
  • 2-4 tbsp. of water
  • vegetable oil
  • sliced pork (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients above and taste it if it was the correct spice and flavor that you like. Please take note that we didn’t put an exact amount of measurement since your adobo will depend on the amount of okra (lady finger) that you have. Just to make sure, if you put let’s say 5 tbsp. of soy sauce, then you need to put only 3 tbsp. of vinegar and not too much. Adobo is not a sour food. It is more of salty and blended sour but not too sour and not too much water like a soup. Cooked it like your ordinary adobo dish.
  2. Another thing that we wanted to tip here if you are cooking adobo, be sure you put a lot of oil like 5 to 7 tbsp. of oil if your measurement for soy sauce was 5 tbsp. The oil will keep your adobo cook even more and without sticking it at the bottom of the pan. Since water will not be much, expect that the oil will also fry a bit of your okra, but don’t fry it too much.
  3. Some people like their adobo sweet so they put sugar or pineapple bits into it. But that is good if your cooking meat adobo and not a veggie adobo. But again, it will still be your choice if you want it sweet.
Adobong Okra by kitcathy

Looking for other Lutong Pinoy Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our pork recipes, chicken recipes and desserts.

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