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Adobong talaba in a white serving bowl
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5 from 3 votes

Adobong Talaba

Adobong Talaba made of plump oysters cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic for a mouth-watering seafood dish. Delicious as an appetizer or main entree!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 77kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 pounds oysters, (meat only), drained well
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add oysters and saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar and allow to boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and drain oysters, reserving liquid.
  • Return the liquid to the pan and bring to a boil, uncovered and without stirring. for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and continue to cook until reduced. 
  • Add oysters and aromatics. Bring to a boil for about 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 140mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg