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delicious and nutritious Adobong kangkong on a plate
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Adobong Kangkong

Cook this authentic Filipino dish called Adobong kangkong in a just a few minutes - simple ingredients with great nutritional value!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Adobong Kangkong
Author: Lainey


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • 5-6 garlic minced
  • 1 bundle of kangkong water spinach
  • 2 chilli peppers
  • 5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 6-7 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Trim about 2 inches of the kangkong stalks and discard. 
  • Remove the leaves and cut the sturdier stalks from the softer stalks of the kangkong. Wash thoroughly and drain well.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, preheat oil and saute garlic and onion until golden brown. 
  • Add kangkong stems and saute until it softens or about 2 minutes
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorn,  salt, pepper, brown sugar, mix and allow it to saute.
  • Next, add the remaining  kangkong, chilli peppers and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes (no need to add water because kangkong is watery) cover with a lid until leaves are cooked about 2-3 minutes
  • Best serve hot with steamed rice
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