The Famous Filipino Adobo T-shirt

The famous Filipino Adobo food is not only a famous movie but now a famous Adobo T-shirt.  I was looking for a great shirt to endorse for our Learn Filipino customers and I stumbled on this adobo shirt which is pretty popular online. How did it become popular? Filipinos love for Adobo foods is pretty popular.  In the US, it is popular for Filipino, Latino and Asian parties. While the adobo dish and cooking process in Filipino cuisine and the general description of adobo in Spanish cuisine share similar characteristics, they refer to different things with different cultural roots. While the Philippine adobo can be considered adobo in the Spanish sense, a marinated dish, the Filipino way is much more specific to a cooking process (rather than a specific recipe) and is not restricted to meat. Typically, pork or chicken, or a combination of both, is slowly cooked in vinegar, crushed garlic, bay leaves, black peppercorns, and soy sauce. It is served with white rice.  It was traditionally cooked in small clay pots (palayok or kulon); but in modern times, metal pots or woks (kawali) are used instead.  Chicken and pork are the two most commonly used meats in making adobo while water spinach (kangkong), okrabanana flowers (puso ng saging) and eggplants are the favorites among vegetarians.

Filipinos in the USA love for parties, karaoke, watching NBA and Football, and Manny Paquiao’s games makes Adobo even more popular.  We brought our cuisine to where we live now whether it be in the US, UK, Canada or anywhere in the world and when we want some fun party, eating adobo is always part of the fun.  Everyone who we introduce this adobo asks us how we do it and it makes a great topic to talk about. It’s our way of introducing the Filipino Culture and influencing a great fellowship among other nationalities. You know that when you meet a Filipino, they love foods and they want to talk about theirs. Wear adobo shirt and you will create a welcoming atmosphere when meeting Filipinos.  – noun: adobo; plural noun: adobos

Try the Most Popular Type – Chicken Adobo from


  • 8 whole chicken legs (about 4 pounds), cut into drumstick and thigh sections
  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed lightly
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cooked rice as an accompaniment


  1. In a large kettle combine the chicken, the vinegar, the garlic, the bay leaves, the peppercorns, and 1 cup water, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the soy sauce and simmer the mixture, covered, for 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken with tongs to a plate and boil the liquid for 10 minutes, or until it is reduced to about 1 cup. Let the sauce cool, remove the bay leaves, and skim the fat from the surface.
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil over high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it sauté the chicken, patted dry, in batches, turning it, for 5 minutes, or until it is browned well. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed platter, pour the sauce, heated, over it, and serve the chicken with the rice.

Filipinos love for Adobo foods, imported goods (made in the USA), and well-known brands is a part of the Philippine Culture and these are some of the Adobo Shirt designs that depict the said culture.

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