Recipe: How To Cook Humba (Braised Pork Belly with Sugar)

What is Humba?

Humba also referred as Adobong Bisaya (Bisayá refers to the people residing in the Visayan Islands as well as on most parts of Mindanao, in the Philippines) and is a common dish that being serve during special occasions in a Bisayan household and during town fiestas in the southern parts of the Philippines.

Humba preparation was made due to the need for the meat to last longer. Humba lasts for several days without spoiling due to the vinegar present and especially if it is immersed in oil. Surprisingly enough, it even tastes better the longer it’s stored.

In addition, humba is similar to adobo in appearance but the taste is on the sweeter side because of the addition of sugar.

Let’s start to cook!

What are the Ingredients?

2 pounds pork belly, sliced into large pieces
1 cup pineapple juice
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fermented black beans (tausi)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 pieces dried bay leaves
1 teaspon whole black peppercorns
1 pieces star anise
Dried banana blossoms (optional)

What are the preparations?

First, put altogether the ingredients in a pot. Then cook until meat is tender on a low heat to boil. Make sure to remove scum that rises to the top.

Note: Depending on your preference you can cook until dry and then brown the meat in its own rendered fat. Also if you want to reserve the sauce, you can set it aside then transferred the pork pieces in an oven-safe dish and browned them in the oven for 20 minutes or you can brown them in a frying pan. For finishing returned the meat to the sauce.

You can now serve and Happy Tummy!
Recipe: How To Cook Humba (Braised Pork Belly with Sugar) Recipe: How To Cook Humba (Braised Pork Belly with Sugar) Reviewed by Admiin Artikulo on January 26, 2019 Rating: 5
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