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


Dinakdakan, broiled pork ears and cheeks served in mayonnaise dressing with onions, ginger and chillies, a perfect beer match


  • 500g pork cheeks
  • 500g pork ears (use only the thickest parts near the head)
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pounded with skin on
  • 4 pcs birds eye chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cane vinegar
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 pcs bay leaf
  • sliced green chillies to garnish
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt


  1. In a pot add pork, garlic, freshly ground black pepper, bay leaf and salt. Pour water enough for boiling the meat. Cover the pot then bring to a boil, simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is really tender
  2. Remove from pot then drain pork pieces.
  3. Place meat into a grilling pan then grill until charred and partly crispy.
  4. Cut pork pieces into small pieces then place on a mixing bowl. Toss in ginger, chillies, onions, freshly ground black pepper, mayonnaise, vinegar and salt.
  5. Place in a large platter then serve.