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Filipino Humba

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Humba is a sweet pork dish that resembles the famous pork adobo in terms of appearance. This is popular in the southern parts of the Philippines and is considered as one of the delicacies of the region. Pork belly, pork hocks, and pork ham are the 3 most common pig parts used to make this delightful masterpiece.
  Pork belly 2 Pound
  Pineapple juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Large, diced
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), minced
  Salted black beans 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Banana blossoms 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Whole peppercorn 1 Teaspoon

1. Heat the cooking pot then brown the pork belly
2. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are soft
3. Put-in the soy sauce, peppercorn, bay leaves
4. Pour-in the pineapple juice and let boil. Simmer until the pork is tender (add water as needed)
5. Add the vinegar and wait for the mixture to re-boil. Simmer for 3 minutes
6. Spoon-in the salted black beans and brown sugar then simmer for 5 minutes
7. Add the dried banana blossoms and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes
8. Transfer to a serving plate and serve. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein
Filipino Braised Pork Belly
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 587 Calories from Fat 266

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g45.4%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g51%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 145.1 mg48.4%

Sodium 618 mg25.8%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.2%

Sugars 19.1 g

Protein 48 g95.3%

Vitamin A 7.9% Vitamin C 64.6%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 18.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
tried it and it's perfect!! my family liked it a lot..thanks for sharing..:)
maricel's picture
love to cook it anything to match with it? say apetizer?
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Maricel, serve the Humba with hard boiled eggs or over steamed rice. You can add banana blossoms or salted black beans. You can also serve it with fruit or plantain fritters/chips
Filipino Humba Recipe Video, Filipino Braised Pork Belly