Adobong Manok sa Gata is the Bicolano version of the most popular Philippine dish where meats are cooked the adobo way but finished with coconut milk and chillies a Bicolano dish staple.
Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, spices and lots of garlic. Several dishes are cooked in this manner like the Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Adobong Sitaw and Adobong Kangkong to name some. Most of the ingredients and techniques are the same across all of the different adobo variants except for this dish where coconut milk or milk is introduced.
This type adobo is the Bicolano version of the most popular Philippine dish where meats are cooked the adobo way but finished with coconut milk and chillies which is a Bicolano dish staple. When I first heard of this dish I was sceptical as it is hard to imagine mixing the salty and sour flavours with the creamy coconut milk but to my surprise it just works, the flavour combination blends really well and the coconut milk mellows down the saltiness and acidity of this already wonderful dish.