Estofadong Pata is a Filipino dish of pork leg, trotters, banana blossoms, saba bananas stewed in sugar, soy sauce and vinegar mixture.
Estofadong Pata is a Filipino dish of pork leg, trotters, banana blossoms, saba bananas stewed in sugar, soy sauce and vinegar mixture, so what’s the difference between Patatim and Paksiw na Pata? Well basically this is the dish is a cross of the two, Paksiw na Pata is cooked in vinegar while Patatim is cooked with soy sauce, this one is cooked with both. It is like adobo but sweeter plus it uses other ingredients not usually found in adobo.
Estofado is the Spanish word “estofar” which means to braise in a covered pan and as the name suggest only uses the pata (“pork leg”) cut which gives it a very unique texture since this contain a lot of skin and fat that becomes really gelatinous when braise for a long time, the sauce consistency is also similar due to the collagen content of the bones and ligaments.
Have you tried pork trotter dish like this? If not will you ever try one? I love this dish, the texture, flavours and all, so satisfying!