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Pork Liempo Estofado Recipe
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Liempo estofado recipe (Pork belly & banana)

As the Liempo Estofado recipe already introduces itself, the dish is made up of pork belly, saging na saba and carrots (which are optional) drenched in a mixture of soy sauce, bay leaf, peppercorns, and vinegar.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Banana, Pork
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 434kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $15


  • 2 lbs pork belly sliced
  • 4 ripe saba bananas peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 pcs dried bay leaves
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar or cane vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • cups water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the cooking oil in a cooking pot.
  • Sauté the garlic.
  • Add the pork and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Pour-in the soy sauce and water. Add the bay leaves and ground black pepper. Let boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the vinegar and sugar. Cook for 15 minutes. Note: add water if needed
  • Put-in the banana and carrots. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 434kcal