We have to thank the Southerns of the Philippines for this dish. Pork Humba resembles the Filipino dish Adobo, but is completely different by the sweet taste it offers. Served with rice, this dish will satisfy you in minutes.
The slight tanginess of the pineapples and the aroma of bay leaves are some of the things to look out for this dish. This is perfect to serve in potlucks or late dinner with friends, especially with the sweet sauce that everyone will be lining up to drizzle over their rice. It may take long to cook but definitely worth the wait. Try out this recipe!
- 1/2 kilo pork belly, cut in serving pieces
- 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
- 1 small onion; chopped
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 cup rice water
- 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
(or whole peppercorn)
- 2 tablespoons salted black beans (tausi)
- 1/2 cup dried banana blossoms
- Cooking oil
- Marinate pork in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, and pepper for 30 minutes to one hour.
- Sauté garlic and onion.
- Add pork from the marinade.
- Stir fry for few minutes until pork starts to render its oily fat.
- Add rice water and marinade. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium fire.
- Stew until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add brown sugar stirring once in a while. Simmer until an oily sauce consistency is achieved.
- Balance seasoning with soy sauce, vinegar, or sugar according to your taste. Serve hot!