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Bohol Adobo 1

Bohol Adobo

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Bohol Adobo is a type of adobo popular in the province of Bohol, it shares the same ingredients with the usual adobo with the addition of annatto seeds.


  • 1 kg Pork belly, cubed
  • 3 medium floury potatoes, quartered
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cane vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (Philippine Soy Sauce not the Chinese Soy Sauce, they taste differently if you can’t find one you can use Kikkoman)
  • 4 tbsp black beans, drained and roughly mashed
  • 2 tbsp annatto powder, diluted in 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • oil
  • cornstarch
  • bay leaves
  • whole pepper corns
  • water


  1. In a wok heat oil and deep fry potatoes until golden brown. Remove from pan then set aside.
  2. In a separate wok sauté garlic in oil using low heat until golden brown. Remove from pot and set aside.
  3. Add pork belly and fry until browning occurs.
  4. Add 1 cup water, ½ cup vinegar, 1/3 cup soy sauce, black beans, diluted annatto powder, 2 tbsp peppercorn, 4 bay leaves and 1 tbsp sugar then bring to a boil and simmer covered an hour or until pork is tender. Try to reduce the sauce on the last few minutes.
  5. Mix 1 tsp cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water then pour the mixture in the wok, also add in the deep-fried potatoes.
  6. Simmer for additional 5 minutes then serve.