This is another tasty version of the famous adobo, the adobong pato or duck adobo. This is very similar to chicken adobo since they are both poultry meat. But ducks are water fowl and the taste is gamey compared to domesticated chicken. And they are a lot more tough and takes longer time to cook. But since you will be using sprite or 7-up in cooking this adobo, this will act as a tenderizer and will lessen the cooking time plus it will add a more savory flavor to your adobong pato.
How to Cook Adobong Pato
This is another tasty version of the famous adobo, the adobong pato or duck adobo. This is very similar to chicken adobo since they are both poultry meat.
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
- 1 whole dressed duck cut into serving pieces
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 cups sprite or 7-UP softdrink
- 1/4 tsp. black ground pepper
- 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
- Laurel leaves
How to cook Adobong Pato
- In a pot, heat cooking oil and saute garlic and onions until fragrant. Add in the duck and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
- Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and laurel leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Then pour the sprite or 7-Up and again bring to a boil and simmer until the meat is tender, about 60 minutes. Serve hot.
Hi! I’m trying to learn more about Filipino food and I was wondering why it is sometimes called adobo and other times it’s called adobong. Thanks!
Hi Courtney, thanks for sharing your thoughts! You’re question is quite hard to explain since I’m really not good in English and sometimes there are Filipino words that I can’t translate to English. Anyway this is just my own explanation regarding the difference between adobo and adobong. “Adobo” is a dish and “adobong” is a kind of action word where you will make an adobo dish using what kind of ingredients you want to use. For example, adobong baboy is pork adobo. Adobong manok is chicken adobo and adobong pato is duck adobo. Baboy in english is pork, manok is chicken and duck is pato. I hope this explanation helps! 😁😁😁
Will boiling 2 cups of soda last for 2 hours?
Hi Alex, maybe not. You can always add more 7-Up or water is the duck meat is still tough. 😁
Is this Adobong Pato is the same with Adobong Itik? is there any difference in its taste? Thank you
Hi Charles, Pato is not the same as itik. Pato is muscovy duck while itik is a breed of the Philippine native mallard layer duck. The taste is almost the same but pato is meatier than itik.