Braised Pork: Filipino Humba

Braised Pork: Filipino Humba


  • 1/2 gram kg or 500 pork belly cut into large cubes
  • 1/2 gram kg or 500 pork butt shoulder cut into large cubes
  • 1 whole head garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 pieces bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoons tausi or fermented black beans
  • 1 cup whole peanuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups water
  • some Fried Bananas


  1. In a bowl, combine these ingredients:meat,garlic,vinegar,brown sugar,soy sauce and rice wine.Marinate for about 30 minutes.Set aside in the fridge.
  2. After 30 minutes, transfer to a sauce pan and add: water,black beans and peanuts.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, once its boils, turn the heat to a simmering mode and add the rest of the ingredients: bay leaf,star anise,oregano,paprika and olive oil.
  4. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the sauce thickens.
  5. You can add fried bananas five minutes before turning off the heat or serve it separately.

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