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Adobong Kangkong Recipe

This is a recipe for adobong kangkong. It is a Filipino vegetable dish wherein the water spinach is cooked inadobo style.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Fiipino
Keyword: adobong kangkong, filipino adobo, kangong adobo, water spinach adobo
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 bunch kangkong leaves and stalks separated. Stalks cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1 head garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water optional
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Ground black pepper


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the garlic. Saute until the color turns golden brown. Scoop-out a quarter of the browned garlic and put in a clean bowl. Save this later for garnish.
  • Add chopped onion. Saute until it softens.
  • Pour the soy sauce and vinegar in the pan. Let the liquid boil.
  • Add the Kangkong stalks. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the Kangkong leaves. Stir. Continue cooking for 30 to 1 minute. Cover the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  • Season with ground black pepper. Note: you may also add salt if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and then top with browned garlic.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1178IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg