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10 All-time Favorite Filipino Pork Recipes

October 25, 2020 9:00 am


The month of October means the holidays are just less than two months away. This year has been a tough one for everyone. For all that you’ve been through, you deserve a scrumptious, gastronomic treat from time to time. And when we say gastronomic, we’re talking about classic Pinoy recipes made with an ingredient that Filipinos adore: PORK!

Pork meat can be cooked in any way. Broil it, fry it, steam it, barbecue it, name it! Whichever part of the meat, Pinoys have gone creative with it in the kitchen. Its versatility never disappoints. And what better way to celebrate this year’s resilience than with classic Pinoy recipes that can put a smile on your face, even on the worst days!

Read up and know more about these 10 all-time favorite Pinoy Pork recipes that you can cook at home with Ajinomoto! Ready your tastebuds. This might induce intense cravings!

If you’re looking for a Filipino recipe with a mix of crisp, zest, and succulence in every bite, this appetizer made with juicy bits of pork and tender cubes of tofu is the classic dish for you—Tokwa’t Baboy!

To start, just combine pork and AJI-GINISA ® Flavor Seasoning Mix and let the flavors marry for 15 minutes. When all good, deep fry the pork along with cubes of tofu—cut it to your liking! To make the sweet-tangy sauce, mix minced garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and brown sugar. Serve the fried pork and tofu along with the sauce, et voila! A classic Pinoy recipe that can brighten any dull afternoon.

Try our Tokwa’t Baboy recipe  made more flavorful with AJI-GINISA ® Flavor Seasoning Mix!

Preparation and Cooking time: 1 hour

One classic Filipino recipe that everyone can’t get enough of is the Pork Asado. This sweet, delectable, Pinoy dish is traditionally made for big celebrations, but don’t let that stop you from making this on a regular day! Surprise the fam with this festive Filipino dish for dinner and thank us later.

Marinate the pork kasim in a mixture of calamansi juice and soy sauce for a good 30 minutes. When that’s done, it’s time to cook! Saut è the onions and garlic in melted butter. Add in bay leaves, brown sugar, tomato paste, star anise, and finally, the pork along with its toyomansi marinade. Season it with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce , mix well, and simmer until meat is fork-tender! Easy-peasy festive Pinoy dish , ‘di ba?

Try our Pinoy Pork Asado recipe  made more masaya with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce!

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Imagine the crispy, mouthwatering goodness of the classic Crispy Pata merged with the savory sweetness of Pata Tim—it’s a delight, isn’t it? Behold, the Crispy Pata Tim. This recipe is a fusion of two classic Pinoy dishes that will certainly wow any Pinoy food lover!

In a pressure cooker, put in the pata along with flavorful spices, seasoning, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce . For best results, the pata should be tenderized for at least 1 and ½ hours in the pot. Once done, drain the sauce and set aside. Let the pata cool for a bit! Patience is key.

Once the pata’s ready, deep fry it until golden brown. Give the meat some time to rest while you make the sauce! Aim for a thick consistency, just mix and simmer over low heat! Finally, take your crispy pata and pour in the sweet thick sauce over it. Add in some vegetables on the side and enjoy!

Try our Crispy Pata-Tim recipe  made more delectable with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce!

Preparation and Cooking Time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Did you know that the original Spanish recipe for Pochero is quite simple? It’s simply “poached leg of beef simmered in stock.” This recipe has come a long way since the Filipinos added in unique twists to the dish through the years! Here’s a winning idea: Try making Pocherong Baboy for a nice weekend dinner with the family!

Start by sautèeing pork, garlic, and onions until the meat achieves a light brown color. Pour in some water and let it boil and until pork is tender. Add in pork and beans, cabbage, green beans, and pechay—let it all simmer for a quick minute! Sprinkle AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning to make it more malinamnam and serve! This Pinoy dish will surely be a hit!

Try our Pocherong Baboy recipe  made more Umami-licious with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

Pork Sisig!—need we say more? Sizzle up your dinner table with a plate of this scrumptious Filipino classic. Pwedeng ulam, pwedeng papakin! Every plate of this Pinoy dish is a gastronomic experience! And it’s so easy to make!

In a hot pan, sautè your pork meat until brown—choose whichever parts of pork you like for this recipe. Set it aside. In the same pan, sautè your garlic, onions, chili and pour the pork back in! Season it with Soy Sauce and PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix para malasa!

Top it all off with chicharon bits and enjoy! Try our Pork Sisig recipe  made more savory with PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix!

Preparation and Cooking time: 30 minutes

This home-style Filipino fiesta dish is a celebration staple—there’ll always be Menudo in a Pinoy handaan! This tomato-based recipe of Spanish influence is heartwarming, comforting, and flavorful! If you’re in for a feast, this Pinoy dish is the way to go!

In a hot pan, sautè your potatoes, carrots, and bell pepper. Set this aside and use the same pan to pan-fry the pork kasim and pork liver. Put the veggies back in and sautè it all together until fragrant!

Pour in some water, tomato sauce, and a piece of bay leaf. Let it all simmer down until you achieve your desired thickness of the sauce! Sprinkle AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix to make all flavors come to life. Serve and enjoy!

Try our Pork Menudo recipe made more flavorful with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

If you’re craving for a classic Pinoy pork dish, nothing gets more classic than this: Pork Sinigang! This Filipino recipe is a no-fail dinner winner with its rich and tangy broth, made more delectable with chunks of pork and veggies. But this recipe has a fresh twist to it: why don’t we use calamansi as our souring ingredient? Sounds delicious!

In a pot, pour in the water and boil the tomatoes. Crush it and add in the meat, gabi, onions, and green chili in the first 15 minutes. Add in some fish sauce and AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and let it all continue boiling! When it’s all finally looking good, add in your greens at the last minute, and of course, calamansi! Serve it while it’s hot!

Try our Sinigang na Baboy sa Calamansi recipe  made more delicious with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Here’s to an all-time, all-day breakfast favorite—Pork Tapa! Kahit hindi almusal, enjoy pa rin! Be prepared to enjoy this sweet, garlicky pork ulam with diced tomatoes on the side. Tapa is usually made with beef, but we gave it a juicy spin by using pork!

Marinate your slices of pork in a mixture of water, vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce for an hour. Best if you let the flavors marry overnight! To cook the meat, sautè your garlic, onions, and marinated meat. Pour in the marinade until desired thick consistency is achieved. Serve it with a cup of rice, a slice of papaya, and diced tomatoes on the side!

Try our Pork Tapa recipe  made more yummy with SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce!

And since it’s the ber months, a warm bowl of soup is only fitting in this cool weather. One all-time classic Pinoy pork dish that fits the bill is Nilagang Baboy. It’s made of tender pork meat and fresh greens in a flavorful warm broth. Bagay na bagay sa lamig ng panahon!

In a pot, pour in some water and add in your pork chunks. When the meat is finally fork-tender, add in the onions, fish sauce, pepper, and Porksavor® All-in-One Seasoning Mix. Let it all simmer! Add in the potato slices and greens! Hmmmm. Serve it while it’s hot! Perfect sa tag-lamig!

Try our Nilagang Baboy recipe  made more yummy with Porksavor® All-in-One Seasoning Mix.

It’s in the Pinoy blood to make something magical out of leftover ulam! Say, adobo. Imagine its sweet-salty sauce mixed with fluffy white rice. Literal na kanin pa lang, ulam na! Luto na ng Pork Adobo Rice at home! Super easy into!

In a hot pan, sau t è garlic until light brown. Dump in your rice and mix it well! Mix in the adobo flakes and adobo sauce until the rice is well coated. Season it with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix, and serve it while it’s hot! Sarap!

Try our Pork Adobo Rice recipe  made more malinamnam with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

These all-time classic pork recipes are sure winners in the kitchen! Make sure to cook it at home and enjoy it with the fam! For more recipes, check out https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/cookmunity/ !