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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 1 kilo shoulder or belly, cut into cubes
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup banana blossoms
  • 4 tbsp salted black beans
  • 2/3 cup cane vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 pcs bay leaves
  • 3 pcs star anise
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pot add oil and using medium heat sauté garlic until it becomes golden brown. Remove garlic form the pot then set aside.
  2. Add pork pieces and brown on all sides.
  3. Add water, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, star anise, browned garlic and bay leaf then bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the banana blossoms and salted black beans then simmer for 30 more minutes or until pork is tender. Add more water if required but the final consistency should be thick.
  5. Add hard boiled eggs, season with freshly ground black pepper then simmer for additional 5 minutes.