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Filippino Lechon Kawali

Rated as 4.67 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

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