The Best Filipino Pork Recipes
If you crave comfort food, and thrill to quick and easy preparations, Filipino recipes are for you. These pork dishes represent some of the best of Filipino cooking. And there's plenty to choose from. The Philippines are comprised of thousands of small islands — so the idea of regional cooking doesn’t even begin to explain the situation. Just about every cook has her own signature recipe for adobo, pancit, and other specialties. These are just some of our favorite Filipino recipes with pork as a primary player.
Pork and Shrimp Pancit
Sautéed noodles combine with shrimp, pork, and bok choy, flavored with onion, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and red pepper flakes. "Delicious and easy!" says Rayna Jordan.
Here's a classic Filipino soup with pork chops. "Amazing!" raves sd_cutie. "Loved how the soup was salty and tangy! I think this is even better than the sinigang I had at a restaurant! I added baby bok choy instead of green beans."
Crispy fried Filipino egg rolls are filled with seasoned ground pork, onion, carrots, and celery. Make and freeze a big batch so they're always on hand. Bd.weld rates it 5 stars: "This is by far the best lumpia recipe I have tried here on AR."
"Pork spareribs are glazed with the sweet, tangy taste of the Philippines," says CHRISTYJ. "One of the ingredients, star anise, is native to China; it is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-sized seed in each of its eight segments."
Barbecued Pork Kebabs
These Filipino pork kebabs are marinated in a tangy mixture of sugar, soy sauce, onion, garlic and black pepper. "Very tasty, extremely tender and moist," says csshilling. "I alternated with pineapple on the skewer. Will definitely make again."
Filipino Lechon (Roasted Pork Leg)
Mongo Guisado (Mung Bean Soup)
With this hearty Filipino soup, mung beans are simmered in chicken broth with prawns and diced pork. Nancy30 rates it 5 stars: "Om my gosh --excellent! I've never cooked mung beans before, always just sprouted them. I had no idea how delicious they are -- they look like lentils when cooked but taste like black eye peas. May be one of my new favorite soups!"
Chopped pork loin and shrimp are stir-fried and combined with lots of veggies: garlic, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, okra, green beans, eggplant, and bitter melon. "I loved this dish!" raves Ann Marie Natal. "The blend of vegetables and cooking method used here resulted in a hearty dish. Very lovely flavors."
Elegant enough for special occasions, this Filipino stew features pork, liver, potatoes, garlic, and bell peppers cooked in a rich tomato base.
"The combination of chicken, prawns, and ham in coconut milk with sweet rice and curry powder gives this Filipino dish distinctive flavor," says lola.
Empanada Pork Filling
These Filipino empanadas are filled with ground pork, onions, peas, carrots, potato, and raisins. "This pork filling can be made way ahead of time to shorten the preparation time for these Filipino empanadas," says lola. "Use my recipe for empanada dough."
Filippino Lechon Kawali
Lechon kawali, crispy pan-fried pork belly, is a tasty Filipino dish with flavors of garlic and bay leaves. "This was very easy to make," says Frannie Moore. "It turned out perfect!"
State of Home Cooking
We're serving up and celebrating the biggest home-cooking trends from the most enthusiastic cooks we know: our community. We crunched the data from 1.2 billion annual Allrecipes.com visits and 2.5 billion annual page views. Then we dug even further, surveying Allrecipes cooks about what's in their carts and fridges, on their stovetops and tables, and on their minds. Filipino cuisine is just one of the topics they're most curious about. See more of the "State of Home Cooking" special report.