In the Philippines, the word adobo refers to a popular food as well as a way of cooking. Adobo is also the unofficial national dish. Its main ingredients of vinegar and soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper are usually boiled together before adding the main ingredients.
Adobo is a versatile dish and can be made with leafy vegetables such as banana flowers, kangkong, ampalaya or bitter gourd, or okra, as well as the more typically seen pork, seafood, or chicken. Here's vegetarian version that we’re sure you will love, eggplant Adobo or “Adobong Talong”.