A week ago my wife and I were out shopping for groceries at a nearby supermarket. However before we even started shopping, it was almost dinner time. So I told her, why not have dinner first before we head to the groceries. So this is another chance for us to dine at a place we haven’t tried before, which is something that is becoming a rare instance for us recently ever since our daughter was born four months ago.

As we were walking along the ground floor, I saw this restaurant which serves different kinds of adobo dishes. Well yeah, adobo may be something that someone like me wouldn’t be enticed with. Aside from the fact that I already know how to cook it, I’ve already shared a perfect adobo recipe on this website. But what the heck, I was really in the mood to try a different adobo recipe that time. So we did. My wife ordered adobo flakes and I ordered pork adobo sa gata. I chose that dish simply because I was thinking that anything with gata or coconut milk would be delicious. And it was combined with adobo, so it should be great.

Unfortunately, we were very much disappointed. All we tasted was the rancid oil that they used to cook the dishes. The meat was all dry, the egg that accompanied it was over-cooked. Overall there really was nothing special. They made a simple dish a complete disaster. So I told my wife, I’ll try to make the dish that I ordered at home and will make it ten times better. We ended up buying everything that was needed for the recipe and I tried for our lunch yesterday.

For those of you who are following this website, you’re all aware that I have posted my pork adobo recipe last November 2012. It’s what you’ll be following to make this recipe. Then we’ll just add a few steps to turn it into pork adobo sa gata. Just type ‘pork adobo’ on the search box on the upper right corner of this page.

You’ll be needing 1 cup of instant coconut milk powder to turn my pork adobo recipe into pork adobo sa gata.

Here are the rest of the instructions:

Since I cooked only 1/2 kilogram of pork adobo, I only needed 1/2 cup of instant coconut milk. I dissolved it in 1/2 cup of cold water.

dissolved coconut milk powder

Just after the last step in my pork adobo recipe, you’ll be adding the gata or the coconut milk into it and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until you have achieved a quite thick consistency on the sauce.

adobo with coconut milk

Remove from heat when done, then serve. I garnished mine with chopped red and green chilis and toasted garlic chips.

served pork adobo sa gata

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 30 – 45 mins

Serves 4 – 5 persons