Monday, May 22, 2017

Klunker's mushroom adobo (Filipino dish)

Klunker's mushroom adobo

I know, you are thinking to yourself, "this man has a serious mushroom problem".  I am here to tell you, that it is true.  I love them, and I cannot control myself.  They make me happy, they fill the savory side of my taste buds.  I am pretty sure, if they came in a big gold statue, I would probably worship them.  So, it should come as no surprise that I would come up with yet another dish dedicated to the wonderful fungi.  
This dish comes from the Philippines.  They have a national dish (normally chicken) adobo. I love the amazing simplicity and yet deep flavor this dish offers.  How easy it was to transform it to a plant based meal.  This paired with some brown rice, or maybe some quinoa, and you have an amazing meal.


1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced thin.  (I used a mix of cremini and button)
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thin
5 cloves of garlic, peeled, smashed, and chopped
1 large bay leaf 
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)

You will also need a large saute pan with lid, and a wooden spoon

Place your saute pan on the stove, and turn the stove to medium.
Add the onions and garlic, and saute for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes 

After 10 minutes, add the mushrooms

Mix well

Saute for 5 minutes
While it is sauteing, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, and the bay leaf.  

Add the sauce to the mushrooms, and mix well.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. (no peeking)

Remove the lid after 10 minutes, and stir well.  
Take out the bay leaf, it has done its job.

Now, step back and marvel at the beautiful creation you just made in no time.

Serve over rice or quinoa, and enjoy!


  1. Going to try this, looks delicious!

  2. Made this for lunch today. Delicious!

    1. Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

  3. I never thought our national dish can be made from mushroom..tnx

    1. Thank you for the comment. I appreciate the nice words. :)

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