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