Pork Hamonado Roll

1 kilo pork loin, sliced thinly and long enough to roll
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup soda (sprite/7-Up)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic
1 carrot sliced into strips
sausage or hotdog, can be halved vertically
cheddar cheese, sliced into strips

1. In a bowl, prepare the marinade by combining the soy sauce, soda, pineapple juice, brown sugar and garlic. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
2. In a flat and clean surface, arrange the carrots, hotdog and cheese at one edge of the meat. Roll to form like a log. Secure with string. Do the same for the rest of the ingredients.
3. Put the rolls into a container and pour the soy sauce mixture over it and marinate overnight or for at least 1-2 hours.
4. Once ready to cook, heat pan with oil, put the meat and sear on all sides until light brown. Get 1 cup from the marinade and add to the meat. Simmer for 30 minutes, flipping the meat from time to time, until the sauce is thick and the meat is cooked.You may add sauce if the meat is not yet cooked.
5. Once cooked, remove the meat from pan. Cut the string and slice pork into serving pieces and transfer to serving dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the meat.

Pan-Fried Pork Gyoza

gyoza or dumpling wrappers

4 cups cabbage, chopped into small pieces
250 grams ground pork
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste
ground white pepper

Dipping Sauce:
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, ground pork, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil then arrange dumplings in it flat side facing down.
2. Cook the bottom for a few minutes until light browned.
3. Slowly pour hot water until half submerged. Cover and cook until the water has evaporated.
4. Transfer the Gyoza into plate then serve with dipping sauce.

Pork Red Curry

1/2 kilo pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
2 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, cut into cubes
1 bell pepper, slice into strips
3/4 cup all purpose cream
35 grams red curry powder(dissolved in 1 cup hot water)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a pan, fry potatoes and carrots until color turns to light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion until soft.
2. Add pork then stir cook until color turns to light brown.
3. Add fish sauce, dissolved curry powder and water then simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add bell pepper, fried potatoes and carrots then simmer for a minute.
5. Add cream, salt and ground pepper then simmer for another 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickens. Keep stirring.
6. Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Baked Barbecue Pork Chops

4-6 pieces pork chops
a dash of salt and pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce

Part 1
1. Pound pork chops then season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Preheat oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, arrange pork chops the brush with barbecue sauce. Cover with aluminum foil.
3. Baked in a preheat oven for 40-50 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from oven. Brush with remaining barbecue sauce. Serve with buttered veggies.

Braised Pork Belly

500 grams pork belly, cut into serving pieces
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/2 cup dried banana blossoms(puso ng saging)
salt to taste

1. In a big pot, combine pork belly, water, soy sauce and garlic.
2. Simmer and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until pork belly is tender.
3. Add vinegar and simmer for another 3 minutes.
4. Add the bay leaf, banana blossoms, brown sugar, salt and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat and Serve. Enjoy!

Spicy Pork Salpicao

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Salpicao is another typical Filipino pork dish made of marinated pork then stir cook until brown and tender. This dish is usually serve with fried garlic.

1/2 kilo pork, cut into cubes
1/2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 green chili, slice diagonally
parsley for garnishing

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce
1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon paprika(optional)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chili flakes(optional)
1 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork and marinade then set aside for atleast 2 hours.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoons olive oil and toast the garlic until colors turn to golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir fry bell peppers and green chili until fragrant. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In the same pan, cook the pork 20-30 minutes or until brown and start to render oil. Add water if necessary.
2. Add butter then stir cook for 2 minutes. Add fried bell peppers and green chili.

Part 4.
1. Remove from heat and transfer into to serving plate then garnish with parsley
2. Sprinkle with fried garlic then serve with streamed rice.

Bagnet (Isabela Style)

Filipino Style Recipe: Bagnet is the Ilocano version of lechon kawali. This dish is the delicacy in northern part of Luzon. Normally the pork belly boiled and deep fried until crispy and blister on skin then serve with vinegar.

1 kilo pork belly(liempo), slice into 2 inch thick
5 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 tablespoon salt
1 bay leaves
3/4 liter water
cooking oil for frying
salt for rubbing

Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange pork belly and pour water, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and salt.
2. Bring to boil for 45-60 minutes or until tender.
3. Prick the skin using fork then drain and let it cool. Refrigerate over night.

Part 2
1. Rub pork belly with salt then set aside for 10 minutes.

Part 3
1. In a frying pan, heat enough oil and deep fry pork belly in low heat for 30 minutes or until brown. Drain and let it cool.
2. Reheat the same oil and deep fry the pork belly again for 10 minutes.
3. Sprinkle with cold water, this will help blister the pork skin. Continue frying for 5 minutes.
4. Drain and slice into serving pieces.
5. Serve with spicy vinegar.

Bagnet Stew

Filipino Style Recipe: Bagnet Stew is another way on how to cook bagnet as main ingredient. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. This dish has a sour and a little salty taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

500 grams bagnet, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
4-5 cups water
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1/2 small cabbage, quartered (optional)

1. In a large casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add bagnet and saute for 3-5 minutes.
3. Pour water then cover and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
4. Season with fish sauce then simmer for a minute.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Serve

Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style)

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork Dinuguan (Ilokano Style) or Pork blood stew is a Filipino recipe or dish that consist of savory stew of blood and meat simmered in a rich, spicy gravy of pig blood, garlic, pepper and vinegar. It is recognizably thick and dark. Some use crispy pork as alternative meat and cook until the blood dry. But it makes more special when adding chicharon.

900 grams pork loin, cut into small cubes
450 grams pork innards (ear/intestine) (optional)
2 cups pork blood (some used beef blood)
2 cups pork broth
4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 small onion, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
2-3 long green peppers(siling haba)
2 pieces bay leaf
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. In a casserole, heat cooking oil and saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
2. Add pork innards then saute for 3 minutes.
3. Add pork and continue sauteing until color turn to brown.
4. Season with ground pepper, bay leaf and salt/fish sauce to taste, stir occasionally for 3 minutes until absorb the seasoning.
5. Add broth, bring to boil and simmer until pork becomes tender.
6. Pour pork’s blood , stirring occasionally to keep the mixture from curdling for 5 minutes.
7. Add vinegar and bring to boil without stirring.
8. Add sugar and green peppers. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
9. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring.
10. Remove from heat and serve hot with chicharon or puto.

Spicy Pork and Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork and Eggplant is consist of fried eggplant and ground pork sauteed and cooked in spicy thick sauce. This simple yet mouth watering dish is usually served together with steamed rice.

2 long eggplants cut into 2 inch length and halved
1/4 kilogram ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry eggplant until soft and browned on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. On the same pan, saute garlic, chilies, and onion until fragrant and translucent.
3. Add ground pork and cook until browned. Add oyster sauce,soy sauce and water. Simmer until sauce thickens around 10 minutes. Add back the eggplants and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to preference.
5. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.