Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Alan Robles
Opinion

Opinion

Alan Robles

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

Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Chicken adobo simmers in a pan. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Alan Robles

Alan Robles

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.