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Nilagang Baboy

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Nilagang Baboy is one of the simplest dish that you will ever encounter, it is so simple it’s just meat boiled water with vegetables of your choice.


Units Scale

Pork Stock

  • 1 kg pork bones
  • 2 large red onions, quartered
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • salt
  • 2 litres water


  • 1 1/2 kg pork ribs
  • 1 large bunch bok choy
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 3 saba bananas (cardaba bananas), cut in 3 sections
  • 2 large white onions
  • fish sauce
  • spring onions, to garnish


  1. In a deep pot add pork bones, onions, celery stalk, carrots, peppercorns, salt and water to cover everything. Bring to near boiling point and when scum rises skim it off. Simmer for 3 hrs. in low heat.
  2. Add pork ribs and simmer for additional 30 minutes.
  3. Now separate pork ribs then set aside.
  4. Strain the liquid using a fine strainer and place it on a separate pot.
  5. Bring the stock to a boil, once boiling bring heat to medium-high and continue to boil for 15 minutes until reduced.
  6. Add pork ribs and onions then simmer in low heat for 30 minutes.
  7. Add the plantain bananas and sweet potatoes then simmer for additional 10 to 15 minutes or until sweet potates are soft.
  8. Turn of the heat, add bok choy cover and season with fish sauce (according to your liking), cover the pot for 5 minutes to cook the vegetable.
  9. Season with freshly ground black pepper, place in serving bowls garnished with chopped spring onions.


  • You can also buy your own pork or chicken stock and use that as a base, it will be faster but it will contain more sodium
  • In the Philippines we don’t use stock we just boil it straight up with water.  This will be less tasty but still delicious.  Making your own stock will yield a more meaty soup similar to the Tonkotsu Broth of the Japanese.


  • Serving Size: 686 g
  • Calories: 609 kcal
  • Sugar: 22.13 g
  • Sodium: 1008 mg
  • Fat: 17.47 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.963 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: ‭9.874‬ g
  • Trans Fat: ~
  • Carbohydrates: 51.43 g
  • Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 60.75 g
  • Cholesterol: 192 mg