Recipe #37: ADOBO FLAKES

For our first recipe this year, I decided to share one of my favorite dishes — Adobo Flakes — which is another variation of the popular adobo. This recipe and our version of Adobong Tuyo has a few similarities in flavor. Both dishes exude the distinct aroma and savory of garlic. The big difference is in the texture because Adobo Flakes is shredded.

Another interesting reason why I love this recipe is that you can turn most leftover pork and chicken meat into Adobo Flakes. Your leftover Chicken Tinola or Pork Sinigang can be instantly transformed into this adobo version without the conflicting taste in your mouth. Garlic and vinegar are strong enough to overpower other flavors. Why throw away and waste your food if there are ways to save time and money with leftover recipes like this?

Adobo Flakes can be served as toppings on rice (or fried rice) or as filling in bread. Add fried egg or salted egg and fresh sliced tomatoes on the side. Prepare it using your weekend leftover food and bring it to your school or office for lunch on Monday. You may now stop wondering how those yummy Adobo Flakes in fancy restaurants are being made.

Read on to learn how. 🙂

Adobo Flakes

Adobe Flakes Recipe

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 garlic head, minced
  • 250 grams leftover chicken meat and/or pork, shredded
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chili flakes (optional)

How to prepare:

  1. In a hot skillet over medium to high heat, sauté garlic in oil. Do not burn.
  2. Add shredded meat and the rest of ingredients.
  3. Toast the meat until golden brown.
  4. Serve with garlic rice and fried egg.

Adobo Flakes

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  1. Hi GJ,

    This recipe was amazing! I had tried this out and I felt it was a bit too salty to our preference, so I added 1/4 cup water and it was delish! I’ve used Worcestershire sauce as our liquid seasoning and it’s the best.

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. This one seems to be very interesting and it looks like a sisig by the way, lol. All you have to do is to add an egg and put it on a metallic hot plate, and you will have sisig.

    This one is less greasy though. I guess it’s better than ordinary adobo.

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    Unfortunately in our house there is no such thing as left over adobo! =)

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