Filipino Adobong Pusit Recipe

Adobong Pusit or also known as “Squid Adobo” is a very popular Filipino Seafood and an all-time favorite of Filipinos.  Adobong Pusit is a native and a favorite food of every Filipino household because it is very easy to cook and prepare just like the pork adobo and the chicken adobo.



  • 3/4 kilo small to medium sized Pusit (Squid)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 pcs. red hot chili pepper (optional)

Cooking Procedure:

  • Pull out the transparent (plastic-like) backbone from the body and its “teeth”.
  • You may pull out the tentacles if you wish to separate it from its body (optional)
  • Wash the squids.
  • Sauté garlic and onions in a saucepan
  • Add squid with the vinegar, ground pepper, salt, sugar, bay leaf, and water.
  • Cook over low heat until squid is tender. Do not overcook.

  • You may add a little more salt or sugar depending on your taste.

Hot Tip:

  • For a hot and spicy adobong pusit, cut small pieces of red chili peppers and sauté together with the garlic and onions.  

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