Pork Hamonado Recipe

How to make a mouth-watering Pork Hamonado. 

Pork Hamonado is a popular Filipino pork recipe simmered in soy sauce and pineapple juice until pork is fork tender. Pork Hamonado has a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness that makes you want to eat more over steamed rice. If you like sweet and tangy pork dish, this Pork Hamonado recipe is for you. I like my Pork Hamonado on the sweeter side so I used around 4 tablespoon of sugar. You can always adjust the sugar or salt or ground pepper according to your tastebuds.  

Learn how to cook Pork Hamonado using pork belly with this easy recipe. The simple steps below should guide you on how to make this melt-in-your-mouth Pork Belly Hamonado. Watch the cooking video below to visually guide you every step of making a delicious Pork Hamonado. 

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  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 lbs pork belly, cut into 2-3 inches
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 2 pieces bay leaves
  • 2-3-4 tablespoon brown sugar or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice (including the juice from pineapple chunks can)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

  1. Using a heavy pan, heat over high heat and add cooking oil. Gently add pork slices and cook until brown on both side for about 5-8 minutes. Cook in batches as needed. Remove pork from pan and set aside. 
  2. Using the same pan (remove excess oil if too much) add onion and cook for about 30 seconds. Add garlic and cook for about a minute or until fragrant and soften. 
  3. Add pork back to the pan and stir to combine. Add peppercorn, bay leaves, sugar, water, soy sauce, pineapple juice and vinegar. Bring into a boil without stirring. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium low and stir to combine. Cover pan and simmer for about 45-60 minutes or until pork is tender and sauce starts to reduce while stirring occasionally. Add more water as needed. 
  4. Season with salt to taste, more brown sugar if needed and ground pepper. Stir to combine. Gently add the chunks of pineapple and stir. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until pineapple is caramelized. Serve while hot and enjoy! 

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