Pork Humba is one of those dishes that you remember.  I tried Pork Humba from a small stand at a simple food court in the Southern Philippines.  It is a slightly sweet entree that is simple to make. This is a very traditional recipe for Pork Humba with a soy sauce base, flavored with star anise served with a side of rice stir-fried vegetables. Like many dishes, the way Pork Humba is prepared varies by region.  Have you had it prepared a different way?

 

Pork Humba Recipe

Yields4 Servings

 1 lb pork belly
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 3 tbsp soy sauce
 2 tbsp vinegar
 3 tbsp brown sugar
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 2 tbsp oil
 3 pieces star anise
 ½ cup water
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp msg or vetsin

1

Marinate pork in soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, msg or vetsin, ground pepper and salt. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, but up to a day is ok.

2

Add the marinated pork with marinade to a hot pan and stir while allowing it to brown.

3

Add the star anise and brown sugar.

4

Add water then cover the pan, allowing it to simmer on medium for 25 minutes (add water as needed)

5

Once the sauce has thickened and pork is tender, remove from stove top and serve over rice.

Ingredients

 1 lb pork belly
 5 cloves garlic, minced
 3 tbsp soy sauce
 2 tbsp vinegar
 3 tbsp brown sugar
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 2 tbsp oil
 3 pieces star anise
 ½ cup water
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp msg or vetsin

Directions

1

Marinate pork in soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, msg or vetsin, ground pepper and salt. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, but up to a day is ok.

2

Add the marinated pork with marinade to a hot pan and stir while allowing it to brown.

3

Add the star anise and brown sugar.

4

Add water then cover the pan, allowing it to simmer on medium for 25 minutes (add water as needed)

5

Once the sauce has thickened and pork is tender, remove from stove top and serve over rice.

Pork Humba Recipe (Filipino Pork Belly)