Adobong Kangkong Recipe by Chris Urbano

Adobo is a well-known dish here in the Philippines. Tagalog speaking Australian chef Chris Urbano makes his own- vegetarian style. Try cooking this easy recipe of Adobong Kangkong at home.

Adobong Kangkong Recipe
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A Vegetarian dish that is a perfect pair with any pork and seafood dishes.
Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 3-4 people
  • 1 bunch (250g) water spinach (kangkong)
  • ½ bulb garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 pcs red birdseye chilli (sili labuyo), sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp cane vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • Cooking oil as required
  1. In a fry pan or wok, heat a little cooking oil and fry sliced garlic for two minutes or until fragrant and turning golden brown
  2. Add the thinly sliced chilli, deseed it prior to slicing for a less spicy dish, a sautee with garlic for one minute
  3. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, pepper and water in the pan cooking and mix together well
  4. Add water spinach, and toss it through the adobo mixture for 3-4 minutes, or until spinach has wilted and reduced.
  5. Serve alongside with steaming rice, and grilled pork, or seafood


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