i finally made a traditional filipino dish for dinner tonight: chicken adobo. my mother would be very proud. this is a dish i’ve been eating since the beginning of time, and it’s one of my absolute favourites.
ingredients: chicken (be sure to include some drumsticks in there), suka (cane vinegar), soy sauce, minced garlic cloves, bay leaves, black peppercorns, water, and rice.
i marinated the chicken in the vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, garlic, and peppercorn for an hour. then i put everything on the stove (i added a little bit of water), brought the pot to a boil, turned the heat down once it started to boil for a while, and left it there until the chicken was cooked (i turned the chicken pieces around a few times so the flavour of the sauce would absorb into the meat). in the pot next to it, i made some rice (i really need a rice cooker). then, i served the chicken on the rice and covered the rice in the sauce as well. i used a fork and a spoon to eat this dish, just like a true filipino would.