Pork Humba Recipe

The recipe of Pork Humba is quite similar to Adobo. They are both cooked with vinegar and soy sauce. Humba, however, has a sweet taste from the addition of brown sugar. Plus, it has a distinguishing taste of salted black beans or tausi.

Pork Humba Recipe
Pork Humba


  • 1/2 kg pork belly, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp salted black beans (tausi)
  • 1/2 cup dried banana blossoms
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rice water
  • 1/4 tbsp ground black pepper (or whole peppercorn)
  • Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Marinate pork in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, and pepper for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Sauté garlic and onion until fragrant.
  3. Add pork from the marinade. Stir fry for a few minutes until the pork starts to render its oily fat.
  4. Add rice water, marinade, tausi, and dried banana blossoms. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium fire.
  5. Stew until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add brown sugar stirring once in a while. Simmer until an oily sauce consistency is achieved.
  6. Balance seasoning with soy sauce, vinegar, or sugar according to your taste.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your pork humba!

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