Filipinos are all about balancing the saltiness of a dish by using sweetness. This dish is one of them, it simply defines Filipino cuisine. Pork Hamonado, meaning pork cooked in pineapples, are usually eaten in Christmas. But this dish is so good, karinderyas, the typical Filipino eatery, have found a cheaper way to include it in their everyday menu.
With three simple cooking skills: marinating, pan-frying, and simmering, you can make your very own typical Filipino Christmas. Instead of using the common pineapple juice, this recipe calls out for fruit cocktail juice — giving you a cheaper range and a different edge from the others.
If you haven’t tried making one of these, don’t fret as it actually not that complicated as it sounds. As you would see below, you’ll easily breeze through 5 simple steps to make this dish. I’m sure your family would most definitely enjoy this. As a matter of fact, you could also confidently cook this for your friends on your next gathering. Try out this recipe now!
- A slab of pork with fat
- Crushed garlic
- ½ cup of soy sauce
- 1 cup of fruit cocktail syrup
- A dash of salt (optional)
- 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Spring onion, cut into small ringlets for garnishing (optional)
- Drop pork slab into a large saucepan with just enough boiling water to cover and simmer.
- Skim the surface until the broth is clear.
- Simmer for an hour then pour in soy sauce, fruit syrup and all the other ingredients.
- Simmer with lid closed over low fire, turning the meat from time to time, for hours or until the rind quite literally melts in your mouth.
- Leave little sauce to moist the meat. Slice and serve with rice and blanched vegetables.
- Share and enjoy!