Is Philippines’ adobo recipe debacle akin to spats over Italy’s pizza, Spain’s paella?
- Filipinos are ridiculing officials over their plans to pin down a recipe for adobo, a dish that virtually every family has a different take on
- But while the ingredients people choose to use may differ, the best version of adobo is cooked just the way you like it
Alan Robles has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for the SCMP since 2002. A freelance foreign correspondent specialising in politics, development, foreign affairs, science, environment and IT, he has a humour column at abs-cbnnews.com and runs the political satire site hotmanila.ph. He lectured for 12 years on digital media at the Internationales Institut fuer Journalismus in Berlin.