Chicken Adobo from the Philippines
I don't know much about Filipino food. Aside from the awesome lechón that we had last night, my only exposure to the culture's dishes has been limited to lumpia and balut that my college roommate mentioned from time to time. That, and something called chicken adobo. The phrase was always at the tip of my tongue, but I never really knew what it was until I finally tried it today. And unfortunately I wasn't that huge a fan of it, mainly due to how sour it was.
I mean, I do like sour food, but something about this just didn't sit right with me well enough to say that I liked it and would go for it again. From what I'd read though, I'd better get accustomed to it quickly as vinegar seems to be used quite heavily in dishes around here. I do have a decently long list of other local dishes that I do want to try, and I'll have plenty of chances to do so here in Mindoro for the next few days, even if it means eating from an isolated beach resort's tourist-priced kitchen.