Pork Estofado

Pork Estofado is a Filipino dish made out of pork stewed in a sweet soy sauce and vinegar gravy mixed with bananas and carrot

Pork Estofado is a Filipino dish made out of pork stewed in a sweet soy sauce and vinegar gravy mixed with bananas and carrots, its taste is nearly a cross between Adobo and Patatim. Though the name might sound Spanish this is a Filipino dish that was just given a Spanish name and the word Estofado means “stewed” or “pot roasted” which describes the cooking process of this dish. Like any other estofado around the world like in Guatemala and Chile it is a meat stew in but instead of using beef and tomatoes which the Filipinos already have in the form of Kaldereta and Afritada it uses pork, soy sauce and vinegar.

I guess this is one of the last popular Filipino recipes that I know of, there might be a few more coming but after 144 Filipino Dishes it will hard to remember what I missed. So definitely there will still be some re-posts as the photos of the first posts I made in this blog is not in par with the captured images today.  Though I had posted a lot of Filipino dishes most of them are savoury, that means the future posts will be more on the sweet dessert and snacks the Philippines have.

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Pork Estofado 2

Pork Estofado

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pork Estofado is a Filipino dish made out of pork stewed in a sweet soy sauce and vinegar gravy mixed with bananas and carrot


  • 700g deboned pork leg meat, cubed
  • 2 pcs Chinese sausage, sliced thinly
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 saba bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cane vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup pork stock
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorn
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • oil


  1. In a pan add oil the add pork then brown on all sides. Remove from pan then set aside.
  2. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic until golden brown, add pork, stock, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, bay leaf and peppercorn. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 45-60 minutes or until pork is tender. Add water if necessary.
  3. Add carrots and Chinese sausage then simmer for additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add bananas and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  5. Bring heat to high to reduce liquid. Once liquid had reduced and thicker in consistency turn off heat then serve.



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  1. What a lovely meal – I would just skip putting in the banana.
    Have a great weekend.
    :-) Mandy

  2. Bananas inside this stew? its really creative raymund.

  3. Judy says:

    It looks like sweet and savory comfort food–interesting using the bananas, I had to look twice to be sure I was reading that right.

    I know what you mean about the progression of quality photos, it is remarkable when I look back over things from just a year ago. Your photos are what first drew me to your blog–you are very talented with the camera :)

  4. That dish and the sausage in particular are calling my name.

  5. Kristy says:

    Bananas sound so interesting with pork – not something I would have thought to combine. :)

  6. 144 dishes! Awesome collection and this dish looks great too.

  7. ceciliag says:

    It looks very interesting really, I love cooked bananas, have a look at my post yesterday (not todays) I have sent you an award! a versatility award .. congrats..

  8. sounds yummy with steaming hot rice

  9. Guia Obsum says:

    I love how you include a background of the food you’ve made. I’m Filipino living here in Manila, but I still learn a lot from reading your posts. Kudos to you!

  10. peachkins says:

    Matagal na akong di nakakatikim nito..makapagluto nga… nainggit ako..LOL!

  11. Meri says:

    How interesting, with the banana in it! I was so excited to see a Spanish word I recognized :)

  12. Betty says:

    Looks like a great comfort food dinner for a chilly evening. :) Is that a special kind of banana, or just the regular supermarket kind? Sounds interesting!

    • rsmacaalay says:

      It’s a different type of banana similar to plantain but shorter and rounder, this bananas are purely cooking bananas as they are starchy and holds it shape when cooked.

  13. i find it interesting the way you put food together and make them look beautiful. this one has a leaf on top of it again..

  14. Henry says:

    alam ko hndi pa ko nakakain nito, may saging eh.

  15. Pork stewed in soy sauce? I’m totally in to try this :). Very nice dish

  16. How amazing does that dish look! And bananas? Great idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’ll be trying it next time I make a pork stew!

  17. daisy says:

    Talagang masarap!

    This looks really good. I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ll definitely be trying your recipes.

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