adobong pusit with coconut milk on a white plate with steamed rice
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Adobong Pusit sa Gata

Adobong Pusit sa Gata is a big-flavored meal the whole family will love. It's rich, creamy, and spicy with a rich coconut sauce that's delicious with rice!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobong pusit
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 2 pounds squid
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, stemmed and minced


  • Holding the squid firmly, pull the head from the body including internal parts and tentacles. Pull out the clear cartilage inside the tube and discard.
  • Under cold running water, wash the inside and out to remove any debris or excess ink. Drain well and pat dry.
  • In a pot over medium heat, combine squid, 2 cloves of the garlic, vinegar, water, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes or just until squid changes color. Remove from heat and drain, reserving about 1 cup of the liquid.
  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, ginger, the remaining 1/2 of the garlic. Cook until softened.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon, until softened.
  • Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add coconut milk, reserved liquid, and chili peppers. Bring to a simmer and continue cook until liquid is reduced and begins to render fat.
  • Add squid and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 528mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 22.1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3.6mg