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Lechon Kawali (pan fried crispy pork)

Lechon kawali….its a deep fried crispy pork (in tagalog-pampabata)… Usually if you dont want to live long, eat this(just joking)..this dish is best paired with burong mustasa, pakbet or other veggies… Did you know that pork is a great source of protein in your diet. A 100g portion of pork provides you with about half of the protein you need in the day. Warning: eat reasonable portion size of pork, cause excessive eating may cause heart related problems…..


  • 500 gms pork belly
  • 2-3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 liter water
  • oil for frying


  • in a frying pan, heat oil then fry pork. whisk with water to become crispy. just be carefull because oil may splash.
  • fry until golden brown and crispy. cut into serving size, best served with mang tomas or vinegar mix (onion, vinegar, chillies, garlic) and best paired with burong mustasa..(see my blog’s burong mustasa recipe)
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
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