Filipino Food: Timon & HUMBA?!

filipino food humba

The famous Filipino food Humba!

Humba (Braised Pork Belly) is one of the comfort foods of every Filipino home.  It's a famous filipino food dish somewhere in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The people from Luzon have also this but they have a different version of this. But for me, my moms recipe is the best!


Humba is one of my favorite Filipino foods.  It is one of those foods that I love especially if the one who cooks it is my mom. The problem is that I don’t know how to cook it, all I know is eat it!:D

I would love to share to you guys my moms Humba recipe but she seems to be lazy today to teach me. And I only know the basic cooking like how to fry and prepare the ingredients and not the whole mixing and estimating stuff.

I have done my research, and here’s what I found, a filipino food recipe of the famous HUMBA!!!


Humba recipe!

Here’s a recipe that I found of the Filipino food, Humba.

1 kilo of uncut pork belly
4 tbsps. of vinegar
6 tbsps. of dark brown sugar
1 whole garlic
1 whole onion
1 laurel leaf
20 peppercorns
a bunch of dried oregano
2 heaping tbsps. of undrained tausi 
meat broth or water
chopped up cilantro for garnish (recommended)

Cooking Humba?!

Lay the pork belly on a chopping board. With a pointy knife, create incisions concerning 0.5 an in. deep on the rind, running the whole width of the pork belly concerning 0.5 an in. apart. Place the pork belly on a baking dish, skin aspect up, and grill in a very popular oven (200oC) for concerning thirty to forty minutes or till the rind is incredibly well browned, crunchy and puffed.

Place the pork belly in a very cooking pan. Pour enough broth (or water) to achieve concerning 3/4 of its height. Add the total garlic, peppercorns, whole onion, tausi, vinegar, oregano, sugar and laurel leaf. Cowl tightly and simmer for an hour to an hour and a 0.5. Add additional bisque or water if the liquid dries up before the pork is totally cooked.

Transfer the pork to a chopping board and cut through the incisions. Organize on a serving platter. Twist the sauce and pour over the pork. Decorate with chopped cilantro.
Serve hot.


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