I grew up around Philippine families, and learned how to make adobo. I've since 'Americanized' the recipe, and customized it to suit my family's tastes. It's a meltingly tender, sharp-flavored stew that can be made with pork or chicken. Best served over rice. (For a thicker sauce, be sure to blend flour with liquid before adding to sauce to prevent lumps from forming.
Ok, for some strange reason, this recipe was edited. If you need to thicken it, I said mix a little flour first with the coconut milk, or water, and stir it in, toward the end. If you just dump flour into it, it'll go all lumpy and nasty. Also, 2 lbs of chicken can be easily substituted. - 10 Aug 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This tasted fine, but it does not taste like Adobo. It tastes a lot more like ginataan, and is much too watery, although I like a bit of sauce with my adobo. I would suggest frying the garlic first, and then add the meat, not the other way around. I would also add more soy sauce and less chicken broth. The coconut, not a usual addition to adobo was new and interesting, and while not traditional, still tastes good. - 08 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I grew up in Indonesia (neighboring the Phillipines) and this is very close to our recipe for Rendang. We just don't use the vinegar. We use less Chinese Soy Sauce but also add Kecap Manis Sweet Thick soy sauce. Adda boullion cube or two and it is just fantastic over rice. Wonderful job Metalmama! - 06 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)