Aileen cooks pork adobo

By Aileen_PYP on 5th Apr `22


Pangyao co-founder Aileen Alonzo-Hayward shares her take on a Filipino classic




  • 500g pork belly, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can of Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (Aileen uses Canola oil, but any vegetable oil will do)
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • Pinch of dried basil (optional)




  1. Sautè the garlic and onion in cooking oil until soft. Add a pinch of black pepper and salt, along with the bay leaves and dried basil flakes.
  2. Add the pork belly to the now fragrant mixture in the pan, sauté until slightly cooked.
  3. Pour in vinegar, soy sauce and 3/4 of the can Coke. Lightly stir the pot, cover slightly and bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Turn down the heat to medium, stirring the pot occasionally to avoid the pork sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cook until meat is tender and caramelised. Serve over rice. Drink your remaining Coke with some rum. Cheers!