Patty Timmons’s Pork Adobo

The owner of Lola’s Bowl & Bistro shares a classic Filipino recipe.
Clermont’s Lola’s Bowl & Bistro restaurant serves some of the Filipino foods that owner Patty Timmons grew up eating, including this hearty, tangy meat dish with loads of flavor.

Pork Adobo

2 pounds pork butt, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 head garlic, peeled and minced
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup water


  1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, pepper, bay leaves and salt. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a wide, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add meat mixture and cook, turning occasionally, until pork is lightly browned.
  3. Add vinegar and allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and water and stir to combine. Boil for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Lower heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 40 to 50 minutes or until meat is tender and sauce is reduced. Serve hot with rice.

Serves 4