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Filipino Adobong Isaw

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Adobo (or inadobo) has always been the most popular method of cooking among Filipinos (There is an ongoing debate that Sinigang is now the most popular and common. What can you say on this?). Almost anything from meat to vegetables can be cooked adobo style and innards such as small intestines are no exception.
  Pigs small intestines/Cows small intestines 2 Pound
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 6 , crushed
  Cooking rice wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whole peppercorn 1 Teaspoon
  Dried chili 6 (Thai Variety)
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Dried bay leaves 4
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cooking oil 3 Tablespoon

1. Pour 4 cups water in a cooking pot, apply heat, and let boil.

2. Add 2 teaspoons salt, 2 pieces dried bay leaves, and cooking wine.

3. Put-in the small intestine and simmer until tender.

4. Remove the tender intestines, turn-off heat, and cut the intestines into 2 inches length. Set aside.

5. Heat a wok or frying pan then pour-in cooking oil.

6. Sauté garlic and dried chili.

7. Put in the intestine and cook for a minute.

8. Add whole pepper corn, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1/2 cup water then let boil.

9. Stir the mixture then add salt and sugar. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the liquid evaporates.

10. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

11. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Are you looking for a traditional Filipino recipe? Here is a delicious Filipino recipe named Adobong Isaw by a Filipino chef. This recipe has to be very authentic as it comes from a Filipino speaking chef. Fortunately, he speaks little bit of English which would be just enough to let you try this recipe at least by correlating the video with the English instructions and a little bit of guess work.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 722 Calories from Fat 403

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.6%

Saturated Fat 6.1 g30.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8197.1 mg341.5%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.8%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56.2%

Sugars 36.1 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A 34.3% Vitamin C 10.2%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 14.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Filipino Adobong Isaw Recipe Video