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Pork Asado Recipe (Asadong Baboy)
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Pork asado recipe (Asadong baboy)

In the Philippines, there are 2 types of asado dishes. One is the asado that came from Spaniards, which means “grilled”. This is also the version of the asado that came from Chinese settlers in the country.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Asado, Asadong, Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 974kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $15


  • 1 kilo pork belly, shoulder, or loin
  • 2 tsp five spice powder
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 1 pc star anise
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes (optional)


  • Combine the soy sauce, five spice powder, garlic, and salt. Then mix well.
  • Marinate the pork in the combined mixture for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a cooking pot then put in the pork along with the marinade and water. Then let it boil.
  • Add bay leaf and star anise.
  • Add brown sugar and stir to distribute evenly.
  • Simmer for about 40 minutes, flipping the meat after 20 minutes or so to tenderize the other side.
  • If the sauce dries and pork isn't done yet, add more water. Boil over low fire until sauce thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the meat from the cooking pot.
  • Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with the thick sauce.
  • Serve with hot rice.


Calories: 974kcal