Adobong Kangkong Recipe

December 19, 2007
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

Learn how to cook Adobong Kangkong

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

Adobong Kangkong Ingredients and Cooking Procedure:

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Adobong Kangkong Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 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


  • 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.


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



adobong kangkong

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




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    August 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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

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    Brad M.

    August 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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

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    Winnie Malig-on Fish

    June 27, 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.

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