Lechon kawali (Crispy Pan-Fried Roasted Pork)

Estimated cooking time: 50 minutes
Makes 2-4 servings
Lechon Kawali Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork liempo (pork belly)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns or 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt
  • water, for boiling
  • oil (for frying)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 shallot, minced or 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • chili peppers (optional)

How to Cook:

  • Cut the pork belly into serving pieces then combine with the garlic, peppercorn,laurel leaves, salt and water in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until skin is tender.
  • Drain, cool and air dry.
  • Deep-fry liempo pieces in batches until golden brown and blisters appear on skin.
  • Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve lechon kawali while it’s hot.

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