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Filippino Lechon Kawali

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"Crispy pan-fried pork belly. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve lechon kawali while it's hot."
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1 h 10 m servings 502
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine pork belly, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a skillet; pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until skin is tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Drain and let sit at room temperature until pork has air-dried.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Fry pork in the hot oil, working in batches, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove fried pork with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 502 calories; 45.4 1.8 20.9 62 1587 Full nutrition

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Instead of room temp, u can actually place it in the ref for about 30-1hr. When you fry it, it will be really crispy! This is one of the sinful yummy foods you'll ever taste

This was very easy to make. It turned out perfect!

Tasted Great! This is my wife's favorite from home! Very easy to make. And more importantly, my wife LOVED IT!

My girlfriend and I made this for Thanksgiving with her family.

It's been a while since I've eaten lechon kawali! This was a nice easy recipe to make