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Paksiw na Pata 1

Paksiw na Pata

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Paksiw na pata is a Filipino dish of pork leg and banana blossoms slowly stewed on a sauce made out of soy sauce, vinegar and a bit of sugar.


  • 1 1/2 kg pork leg, sliced into 1 1/2 to 2 in sections
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 packed cup dried banana blossoms
  • 4 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • salt
  • oil


  1. In a wok heat up oil then brown pork leg on both sides, remove from wok then set aside.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté until golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Add the pork leg back in then pour water together with the soy sauce, half of the vinegar, peppercorn and dried bay leaves. Bring this to a boil then simmer in low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
  4. Add the remaining vinegar, sugar and the banana blossoms then continue to simmer for 15 – 20 more minutes.
  5. Season with salt then serve.