Adobo is a Filipino cooking method that includes vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper and bay leaf.

Adobo in Spanish is a marinade or seasoning mix. Meat that has been seasoned with adobo mix is described as being adobada.

When the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines, they saw a native cooking process that involved vinegar. They referred to it as “adobo.” And eventually even Filipinos began using the term.

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