Adobo with Peanuts and Bananas (Taguba)

Taguba or adobo with peanuts and bananas is a Visayan dish which is similar to adobo but made more flavorful by the addition of banana blossoms, plantain (saba) and roasted peanuts.



1/2 kilo beef, slice into cubes
1/2 kilo pork, slice into cubes
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 pc bay leaf
1/4 tsp. peppercorns, cracked
1 Tbsp. ginger, julienne
1/4 cup dried banana blossoms
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1/4 kilo pork liver, sliced into cubes
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 pcs plantain bananas (saba bananas), sliced and fried


How to cook Adobo with Peanuts and Banana Blossoms:

  • In a medium side bowl or tupperware, marinate sliced beef and pork in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sugar. bayleaf, peppercorns and ginger for 1 to 2 hours.
  •   Soak banana blossoms in a cup of water for at least 30 minutes and set aside.
  • Drain the marinated meat and reserve the liquid.
  • Heat cooking oil in a heavy saucepan and stir fry the liver, pork and beef.
  • Add the marinade and water then bring to a boil.
  • Then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Then add the banana blossoms and peanuts and simmer for half a minute more.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fried saba bananas and serve hot.


Adobo with Peanuts and Bananas