Pork Adobo with Oyster Sauce is your classic Filipino adobo made extra special! It’s easy to make yet so tasty! You’ll love melt-in-your-mouth tender pork belly and sweet and savory sauce with steamed rice.
We have 20-plus adobo varieties already on the blog, and I am excited to add another one to the list. You can never have too many adobo recipes, right? Especially when it’s made extra yummy with the sweet and savory flavors of oyster sauce!
There are so many ways to prepare this classic Filipino stew, from adding coconut milk, atsuete or turmeric to replacing the soy sauce with salt or fish sauce. Every version has its own delicious flavor profile, it’s pretty hard to nail down a favorite. But why pick one when you can make them ALL?
Tips on How to Make Pork Adobo with Oyster Sauce
- I love the melt-in-your-mouth-tenderness of pork belly after a long braise. You can swap a leaner cut such as pork shoulder, chops or spare ribs if you want to trim down the fat.
- Cut the meat in uniform size to ensure even cooking. To make slicing easier, freeze the pork belly for about 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly firm.
- Browning the meat adds depth of flavor. Pat the pork dry to ensure a good sear. Do not overcrowd the pan and use a wide pan or cook in batches as necessary.
- The recipe uses palm vinegar (Filipino brand); if you’re substituting white distilled which has a stronger taste, you might need to adjust the amount. To cook off the vinegar taste, allow it to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for a good few minutes before adding the soy sauce and water.
- As the flavors of the dish will concentrate as the sauce reduces, season with salt if needed at the end of cook time to accurately gauge taste.
What do you Serve with Adobo
Piping-hot steamed rice, of course! 🙂 Add a side of atchara or pickled mangoes to cut through the richness and add a contrast of flavor.
Or serve it with sinangag and sunny side up eggs for a heart adosilog breakfast. Enjoy!