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Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. There was a take out line of 10 too. Elena's Home of Finest Filipino Foods: Great Adobo Fried Rice - See 69 traveler reviews, 76 candid photos, and great deals for Waipahu, HI, at Tripadvisor. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Copyright © 1995 - 2020 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Pork adobo are chunks of pork marinated with shoyu, vinegar, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves. Slices of tender pork stewed with tomato sauce and green peas. As the originator of many popular Filipino dishes such as the Popular Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™ and Sari-Sari, Elena’s continues to create new dishes today inspired by their original family recipes and local homestyle cooking. Zoom in to see updated info. One of our featured dishes on the Food Network "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives". The rice was fried to the point that it (& the adobo) was crispy & that made it even more yummy. The pork was heaven, and I loved the pancit. In the end we gave up and paid at the counter with no ticket.I think Elena's was having an overwhelming day and believe it will be better on a calmer/regular day. Her dream detailed step by step how to make this award winning family original. The sharp/tangy garlicky-vinegar taste works really well with sweet cooked onions and peppers and the starchy sweet of the rice. Elena’s had a buffet going & it looked like a lot of folks were partaking. This sells out every day before dinner, so come early! 1 3-pound chicken cut into serving pieces, 3/4 c. white vinegar (not white wine vinegar), 1 or 2 heads of FRESH garlic (mash cloves but leave whole), 1/2 teaspoons peppercorns (more if you like it HOT). I ordered the Pork Adobo Fried Rice - it’s usually served in an omelette though I’m allergic to eggs it was pretty simple - adobo & rice... and delicious! Real comfort food & I ate it all easily. Over the past 40 years, Elena’s has established itself as the home of the finest Filipino foods in Hawaii.

It uses the same ingredients as chicken adobo, but the adobo sauce becomes the base flavor for fried rice.

In addition to being featured on many food and dining television shows, Elena’s Restaurant has been awarded and recognized consistently year after year as the Best Filipino Restaurant in Hawaii. Our #1 most popular dish! Seasoned with Elena's secret ingredients. 2-3 cups of cooked long grain rice (fresh or leftover is fine) 1 package of boneless pork chops The sugar plantation town of Waipahu, Hawaii is where Elena’s Restaurant opened its doors for business.