Paksiw na Pata (pork hocks with banana blossoms)

To be honest, I am craving for an Adobo dish, but since my wife seems to be tired of eating my favorite dish(adobo) I decided to cook this “Paksiw na pata”…. and still, it is a very similar dish to Adobo, just have a strong taste of vinegar and the flavor of banana blossoms…….Did you now that banana blossom is an excellent source of fibre in the human diet. The benefits of having fibre in the diet are well documented in nutritional and medical literature. Banana blossom is a rich source of other nutrients and antioxidants which have several health benefits.

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 kl of pork hocks and legs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 medium red onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried banana blossoms
  • 4 pcs dried chillies(optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 pcs bay leaves


  • In a large sauce pan, heat oil and seared pork hocks until brown for about 5 minutes, then just add in the rest of the ingredients. cook using low heat settings for atleast 45 minutes or until pork is tender.
  • Serve hot with a smile!!!

About noris

a simple person who loves to cook!! ride with me as we explore ........"a journey to different cuisines" . Bringing the restaurant flavour to your home...

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Mains, Pork and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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