Pata Hamonado

Diving into the sweet embrace of tradition with #PataHamonado 🍍✨ A Filipino masterpiece that tantalizes taste buds and weaves stories of heritage. #FilipinoCuisine. Savor the sweet and savory blend of soy-infused pork hocks slow-cooked in pineapple juice—a Filipino culinary treasure, Pata Hamonado.

Delving into the rich tapestry of Filipino cuisine, the spotlight falls on Pata Hamonado, a culinary masterpiece that weaves together tradition, flavor, and a hint of tropical sweetness. This stew, a gastronomic symphony, sees pork hocks immersed in a slow braise, dancing in a soy sauce and pineapple juice infusion, generously seasoned with garlic.

Pata Hamonado’s roots are intertwined with Filipino culinary heritage, tracing back to a time where meticulous preparation and slow-cooking techniques were revered. While it shares similarities with another Filipino favorite, Patatim, Pata Hamonado stands out with a distinct freshness and tang, courtesy of the pineapple juice that gracefully permeates the dish during its simmering transformation.

The name itself, Pata Hamonado, pays homage to a closely related dish known as Hamon (Pineapple Glazed Pork Leg Ham). The connection lies not only in the shared use of pork but also in the infusion of pineapple juice, a key component that elevates the dish to a realm of tropical delight.

In the vast landscape of Filipino cuisine, Pata Hamonado emerges as a testament to the art of slow-cooking and the harmonious blending of flavors. Its presence in Filipino households during festive occasions and family gatherings underscores its significance as a dish that not only satiates the palate but also brings people together.

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Pata Hamonado

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Savor the sweet and savory blend of soy-infused pork hocks slow-cooked in pineapple juice—a Filipino culinary treasure, Pata Hamonado.


Units Scale
  • 2 kgs pork legs (whole or cut into sections)
  • 400 g pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • fish sauce (adjust the amount according to your liking)
  • 2 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • oil


  1. In a pot, sauté garlic in oil until golden brown.
  2. Add pork leg, browning it on all sides.
  3. Introduce all remaining ingredients, excluding sliced pineapples. Ensure the pork leg is submerged; add more water if needed.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a slow simmer for 2 hours.
  5. Increase heat to high, stir in sugar (if using), and add pineapples. Continue to boil in high heat for an additional 15 minutes, ensuring the liquid reduces and thickens.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Opt for a smoked hock for a smokier taste, but decrease the amount of fish sauce since they typically have a higher salt content.


8 Responses

  1. I love love this dish. I prefer it when someone else cooks it for me – mas masarap! But now you’ve inspired me to try. Thanks for the recipe, will surely try it!

  2. Alex says:

    Looking at the photo just makes my mouth water. Thank you for the recipe – I can easily (and GLADLY) make it, as every ingredient is easy to find here.

  3. Michelle says:

    I think we have a pork hock or two in the freezer. Now I know just what to do!

  4. Kristy says:

    I really shouldn’t catch-up on my blog reading when I’m hungry. This looks SOOOO good Raymund! :)

  5. This ham is making me hungry. This is breakfast time but if I had this dish in front of me I’d not mind at all to eat it for breakfast. :)

  6. Nancy Jacobs says:

    Does this recipe require fresh or smoked pork hocks, looks delicious.

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