Delicious Adobong Mani with Dilis from Elber’s Food Products Located at Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines 3311


Adobong Mani or Fried Shelled Peanuts with Garlic is a good appetizer. It is also believed to be a major source of nutrients that can boost brain power. When you are in the Philippines, these can be purchased from any major street corner. It comes in at least two forms: with or without skin. Each form has also two versions: spicy and non-spicy. This recipe is the non-spicy version. You can always add “siling labuyo” or Thai Chili if you want it spicy.

Small food carts serve as the kitchen and display area for the peanuts. The vendor cooks the peanuts using a frying pan and stacks them in an aluminum tray for display. The serving size is measured using a small glass about twice the size of a shot glass and packaged in small brown paper pouches.

If there is a title for the most popular street food in the Philippines then Adobong Mani would win this title, since I was a child I had seen this on streets basically everywhere where it is sold in different variations, regular fried peanuts with the brown skin on or without, it is also available as chilli infused or not and these are all topped and loaded with crispy garlic.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs raw shelled peanuts with or without skin
  • 1 head garlic cloves halved
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups cooking oil

Adobong Mani with Dilis