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Learn how to cook this famous Adobong Kangkong

Adobong Kangkong Recipe is a simple vegetable dish that is considered a staple in many Filipino homes.

Adobong Kangkong is a dish made up of Kangkong Leaves or Water Spinach it is also known as Swamp Cabbage. Adobo is an authentic Filipino recipe, the ingredients are easy to find and not expensive. Here in the Philippines, water spinach grows easily in watery places so you can always see these on the market. This dish is cheap but very delicious, it can be an appetizer or and can be your main dish as well, it is best served with hot white rice.

Adobong Kangkong is very easy and delicious Filipino dish! Try it out!

adobong kangkong recipe

Adobong Kangkong Ingredients:

  • 1 big bowl of kangkong (river spinach)
  • 1/4 kilo of pork, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
  • 1 cup pork stock (broth) or bouillon pork cube dissolved in water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Adobong Kangkong Cooking Instructions:

  • Saute garlic and onions in a big pan then add the pork.
  • Allow the pork to brown and oil for a few minutes.
  • Add a cup of pork stock (or bouillon cube dissolved in water or plain water), laurel leaves, soy sauce, some salt and bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer then add the vinegar. Do not stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add the kangkong stalks first and cook for 1 minute then add the kangkong leaves.
  • Continue cooking until the vegetable is done.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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  • Instead of kangkong, this recipe can be used to cook other vegetables like eggplant, spinach, cabbage, string beans or any other vegetable.

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3 Responses

  1. Winnie Malig-on Fish

    June 27th, 2008 at 12:01 am


    This recipe is delicious. My white husband and daughter loves it, they ate it without rice. I used ground beef and used beef cube instead. Added more water to make soapy…… Soooooo good… Thank you for the recipe. I’ll try to cook this again using okra/green beans.

  2. Brad M.

    August 8th, 2013 at 3:41 pm


    I have tried this recipe and it is sooooooo good! I really like this one a lot. Thanks!!!

  3. Jes

    August 10th, 2013 at 8:15 pm


    Thank you for this recipe! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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