For all your dictionary needs!
Header of Adobo


Definition of the noun adobo

What does adobo mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adobos

  1. a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice

Alternative definition of the noun adobo


  1. A marinade.
  2. A Philippine dish in which pork or chicken is slowly cooked in a sauce including soy sauce, vinegar, and crushed garlic.


  1. Adobo or Adobar is the immersion of raw food in a stock composed variously of paprika, oregano, salt, garlic, and vinegar to preserve and enhance its flavor. The Portuguese variant is known as Carne de Vinha d' Alhos.
    • also known as 菲式魯肉, 阿道包, Adob
  2. Adobo a.k.a. Philippine adobo: Adobo is the name of a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It has sometimes been considered as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines.

There are other foods with Adobo in their name, like Adobo sauce.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adobo

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewThe American Ethnic Cookbook for Students (2001)

by Mark Zanger

Adobo Manok (Chicken) Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines. The Spanish word "adobo" means "marinade," but many Filipino-American recipes shorten that step. This one, which does require marinating, was contributed by Mrs. Ken ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Latino Culture (2013)

From Calaveras to Quinceañeras by Charles Tatum

The generic name adobo means different things in different countries. For Mexicans adobo is a pungent chile paste and for Argentineans, Uruguayans, and Brazilians it can mean a simple salt, pepper, and lemon juice marinade used to ...

Google previewBarbecue! Bible Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes (2000)

by Steven Raichlen

Adobo is the very lifeblood of Cuban cuisine. Traditionally, the ingredients are...

Google previewThe Complete Asian Cookbook (2006)

by Charmaine Solomon

Adobo is the most popular and best ...

Google previewTeologia En Conjunto (1997)

by José David Rodriguez, Loida I. Martell-Otero

Adobo is a seasoning; sofrito is a mixture of spices which is added to soups and sauces while cooking to enhance the flavor of the meal. 21. Gonzalez, Mariana, 52. 22. In other instances, invaluable documentation such as letters, unpublished ...

Google preview300 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes (2011)

Healthy Dinners that are Ready When You Are by Dana Carpender

Adobo Seasoning Adobo is a popular seasoning in Latin America.

Google previewMastering Fermentation (2013)

Recipes for Making and Cooking with Fermented Foods by Mary Karlin

YIELD: About 2 CUPS STARY YO FINISH: 45 minutes to make v 8 to l2 hours tormenting o 2 days relrlgeration Adobo is a piquant paste or thick sauce used in Mexican cuisine made trom ground chiles (often chipotles). herbs. garlic, and ...

Google previewNew York Cookbook (1992)

by Molly O'Neill

Reynaldo Alejandro, former curator of the expansive culinary collection at the New York Public Library, says, "Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines. It is a generic term for food cooked in vinegar, garlic, and soy, and the amount of the ...

Google previewCelebrating Latino Folklore (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions by María Herrera-Sobek

The adobo is the key for meat seasoning and it is made out of a variety of herbs and spices that give the meat the tenderness that characterizes the roasted pork ( main plate at Christmas) and other cuts of meat. The traditional Puerto Rican ...

Google previewCharcuter’a (2014)

The Soul of Spain by Jeffrey Weiss

Adobos N ADOBO IS a simple marinade that is often. 5. Adobos.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Philippines (2011)

by Artemio R. Guillermo

Pork and chicken adobo is the best-known Filipino dish. Americans introduced the burger, which Filipinos eat with chopped onions, garlic, and soy sauce. Fried chicken is a favorite but is marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic before it is ...

Google previewThe Flavor of Wisconsin (2013)

An Informal History of Food and Eating in the Badger State by Harva Hachten, Terese Allen

To explain some terms: adobo is a garlic and herb paste used to marinate the chicken; sofrito is a ...

Google previewFiesta on the Grill (2006)

by Daniel Hoyer

Adobos Adobo is a general term for both wet and II.

Google previewAuthenticity in the Kitchen (2006)

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2005 by Richard Hosking

Adobo is the essence of Philippine stews. It was thought to be of Mexican origin because it is similar to the Mexican adobado which is meat cooked in wine. However, food historian Raymond Sokolov believes that the name was applied to the ...

Google previewLatino Food Culture (2008)

by Zilkia Janer

For Mexicans adobo is a pungent chile paste and for Argentineans, Uruguayans, and Brazilians it can mean a simple salt, pepper, and lemon juice marinade used to tenderize and to baste meat. Caribbean cooks apply a garlic, vinegar, black ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

additive adele Adelina Patti adeline Adirondack bread adlon salad adobo a la madrilena adobo, al adoucir adulterant advocaat adzukibean aeble aeg aegir sauce aegle aerated flour aert affettati affriander afiumicato afonya africaine, a la ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Alsocalled adobo 1 adobo 1.

Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Ryan, Briceida

Adobo. addict Someone will need money. Be firm when you refuse to help them out. An unexpected problem will also arise. Handle it now before it gets blown out of proportion. address any numbers These numbers are lucky and may be used ...

Google previewDictionary of Chilean Slang (2010)

Your Key to Chilean Language and Culture by Emilio Rivano Fischer

adobo; "yo adobo el lomo vetado con cebolla, ajo, vino y ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

fried in oil until dry then simmered with tomato puree, chicken stock, chocolate, sugar and powdered dry chillis or chilli powder [also called adohol adobo 1 (Mel see adohada sauce 2 (Phl A pork, poultry or fish stew with sweet peppers, garlic ...

Google previewFast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Its Jollibee restaurants sell Filipinoflavored foods, including noodles, adobo chicken, sandwiches, rice meals, french fries, and macaroni soup. Its signature dish is The Big Champ, a hamburger with everything on it. Jollibee has more than six ...

Google previewCambodian-English, English-Cambodian Dictionary (1990)

by Kem Sos, Lim Hak Kheang, Madeline Elizabeth Ehrman

deep-frying cooking techniques, as well as noodle and soy products; Malaysian spice traders brought seasonings from the Spice Islands and introduced that delectable appetizer, Satay; Spanish colonization brought Spanish cuisine: Adobo, ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Adobo

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Adobo

Click on an item to view that photo:


View more pictures about Adobo sauce.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Philippine cuisine: Adobo with rice close-up on a plate. vertical view from aboveSmall photo of adobo filipino dishSmall photo of Pork braised in a sauce Adobo close-up on a plate, typical Filipino food.Small photo of Pork braised in a sauce Adobo close-up on a plate, typical Filipino food.Small photo of Pork braised in a sauce Adobo close-up on a plate, typical Filipino food.Small photo of chicken and pork adobo over yellow rice, filipino foodSmall photo of Philippine Chicken Adobo Flakes Recipe with White Rice on a Blue Plate More...

Video language resources about Adobo

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Adobo!

Scrabble value of A1D2O1B3O1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ADOBO

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Adobo!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Adobo to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary