Filipino Style Sweet Adobo Pork Ribs

These Filipino Style Sweet Pork Ribs are easy to make and delicious! The vinegar and soy sauce creates a tart and savory flavor to the sauce.  Maple syrup, honey, or sugar can be added according to taste.  Cook for dinner or for parties and potlucks.   
  • Author: AmusingMaria
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours (marinate)
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium bay leaves
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup/honey/sugar – adjust according to taste
  • 1/4 cup medium diced onions
  • 8 large smashed garlic cloves
  • 1 rack pork ribs


  • Cover a large baking pan with foil and lightly brush with oil or use cooking spray.  
  • Mix vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, and maple syrup in a bowl and stir to combine
  • Trim and cut the ribs  into individual pieces and top with smashed garlic cloves, bay leaves, and diced onions
  • Pour soy sauce and vinegar mixture over the ribs and turn over ribs several times to coat each piece with marinade
  • Arrange ribs meat side down, cover baking pan with foil and marinate at least 4 hours or overnight
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and bake ribs for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until fork tender
  • Prepare a baking sheet – cover with foil and grease with oil
  • Remove  baking pan from oven and uncover, transfer ribs to the baking sheet
  • Optional: pour liquid off into a pot and reduce marinade/sauce on medium heat
  • Brush ribs with marinade/sauce and broil on high for about 7 to 10 minutes basting ribs on each side every 3 to 5 minutes
  • Or finish ribs on the grill while basting with marinade/sauce


What’s good with Filipino Style Sweet Pork Adobo Ribs?

  • Steamed or Fried Rice
  • Stir Fry Vegetables or Steamed Vegetables
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coleslaw