KBL(Kadyos, Baboy, Langka)

Filipino Style Recipe: KBL or Kadyos, Baboy at Langka is another simple and easy Filipino soup dish specially in Iloilo. This is similar to sinigang that has a sour broth. This dish is made out of kadyos(pigeon peas), baboy(pork leg), langka(jackfruit) and Batwan fruit which gives a sour taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 60-70 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

1.5 kilo pork leg, sliced
1 1/2 cup pigeon peas(kadyos)
2 cups cubed unripe jackfruit(langka), cut into larges cubes
5 pieces batwan(or 1 pack sinigang mix)
2 stalks lemongrass(tanglad)
1 onion, chopped
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
2 liters water(1 litre per batch)
3 pieces green chili(siling haba)
1/2 head cabbage, sliced

Part 1
1. In a pot, pour plenty of water and then soak the Kadyos for at least 8 hours or over night.
2. Bring to boil for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Boil water with salt. Add pork and simmer for 5 minutes, drain and rinse.
2. Pour water in the same pot, arrange pork and add onion, lemongrass and beef cube. Simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Add Kadyos and simmer for another 45 minutes or until pork and Kadyos is tender. Remove scum, add water if necessary.
4. Add Langka, sampaloc mix, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes or until langka is cooked.
5. Add cabbage, adjust seasoning according to taste. Cover and remove from heat. Serve hot!

1. You may used tamarind fruits(sampaloc) instead of batwan or sampaloc mix.
2. You may also used sweet potato tops(talbos ng kamote) instead of cabbage.

Ground Pork Menudo

Filipino Style Recipe: ground pork menudo or pork giniling is another tomato-based dish. A usual Filipino menudo is made of pork, liver, sweet peas, raisins, potatoes and carrots. This is similar to pork menudo.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes. Good for 2-4 persons.

1/2 kilo ground pork(giniling)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 large potato, cut into cubes
1 medium carrots, cut into cubes
1 small green bell pepper, diced
2 cups tomato sauce
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup water
sugar, salt and pepper to taste
2 bay leaves(optional)
1 pork broth cube(optional)
1 small can sweet peas(optional)
100 grams raisins(optional)
3 pieces hotdog, sliced(optional)
2 tablespoons liver spread(optional)
4 tablespoons soy sauce(optional)
4-6 pieces hard-boiled quail eggs(optional)

1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork, simmer until tender.
3. Pour tomato sauce, water and pork broth cube. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Add potatoes, carrots, soy sauce, bay leaves and liver spread. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
5. Add green bell pepper, raisins, sweet peas, hotdog and hard-boiled eggs.
6. Season with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, salt and pepper according to taste. Mix well.
7. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Tokwa’t Baboy


Filipino Style Recipe: tokwa’t baboy or fried tofu and pork is a popular appetizer among Filipinos. Normally tofu comes fried and the pork boiled until tender then served with sauce mixture.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

1/2 kilo pork(belly, ears, cheeks), cut into cubes
4-5 pieces tofu(tokwa)
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper
cooking oil for frying
3 pieces red pepper(siling labuyo), chopped(optional)
1 onion for garnishing(diced or rings)(optional)

Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water then add salt and pork.
2. Bring to boil over lower heat until pork is tender. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In frying pan, heat oil and deep fry tofu until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then cut into cubes. Set aside.

Part 3
In a bowl, mix vinegar, soy sauce, salt, sugar, red pepper, ground pepper, onions and garlic.

Part 4
1. In a serving bowl, combine pork and fried tofu. Pour sauce mixture and garnish with onions.