Mommshies, our national dish Adobo, is now very popular not only here but around the world as well! In fact, famous chefs have concocted their own versions of it. The late Anthony Bourdain who visited the Philippines and Gordon Ramsay loved Adobo so much that they featured it on their respective TV shows. It makes me really proud!
As there are many regions here in the country, there are also many ways to cook Adobo according to each region. I have tried Kapampangan’s white version where instead of soy sauce, they use plain salt and adds onion to it. Nueva Ecija’s is dry, browned and crispy; Adobo Cavite is thickened with ground liver and grilled while Manila Adobo is dark and saucy.
So how do you cook your Adobo Mommshies? I usually cook mine with the basic ingredients and process of letting the pork or chicken boil to its tenderness with balanced amount of soy sauce, vinegar, spices, and, LOTS of garlic, leaving the marinade to a small proportion of sauce. Writing this makes me hungry and crave for one!
But I came across a product in a bottle that I can substitute with my usual ingredients. This is going to be the first time I will try making my Adobo with just this Coconut Sap Aminos. Just what exactly is a Coconut Sap Aminos?
It is a healthy replacement for traditional soy sauce and liquid seasoning and is made from coconut sap. It is dark, rich, and, sweet and salty. Health buffs will be thrilled to know that it is gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, non-GMO and has no MSG component. Also, it’s Halal certified and USDA and EU certified organic. Perfect!
Prior to using it for my Adobo, my son and I tried it as a dipping sauce for our fried dumplings. I added a few drops of Calamansi and voila! It is so good that I also added some to my pancit canton noodles making it the best combination ever!
Now time for my Adobo. Putting in a considerable number of garlic heads plus Bay Leaf and freshly ground pepper, I waited for the right amount of tenderness before transferring it to a glass bowl. Oh, I added about 1/8 cup of vinegar for that asim-sarap goodness.
My verdict- maybe because of the sweet flavor that I do not actually incorporate in my Adobo that I find it more of like a Pork Humba. If I added banana shoots to it then I would have made a great tasting Pork Pata.
Maybe I should have added more vinegar yes? But overall, I highly recommend GreenLife Coconut Sap Aminos be added to your cupboard Mommshies! Because you can also use it as a salad dressing, a BBQ marinade, and stir fry with veggies. Yummy! I promise, you will love it as much as I do!
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