Pork Humba on a Weekend

Pork Humba is a traditional Filipino dish made with pork belly cooked in a sweet and savory sauce with soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and other seasonings. Here's a simple recipe you can try:


1 kg pork belly, sliced into cubes

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup vinegar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup water

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

3 pcs star anise

3 pcs bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking oil


1 In a large pot, heat some cooking oil over medium heat. Add the pork belly and cook until browned on all sides.

2 Add the garlic and onion and sauté for a few minutes until fragrant.

3 Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

4 Add the star anise and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer.

5 Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 1 hour or until the pork is tender.

6 Once the pork is tender, remove the lid and let the sauce thicken for another 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7 Serve hot with rice and enjoy your delicious Pork Humba!

Happy Eating!

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