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Guiso 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Guiso is a Kapampangan dish of pork, chicken, hotdogs and liver cooked with tomato sauce and pickles, it may look like a menudo, but it tastes differently, its sweet and tangy


  • 450 g pork belly, skin and fat on, cubed
  • 450 g chicken thighs, cubed
  • 100 g pork liver, thinly sliced
  • 200 g hotdogs, sliced
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 3 pcs whole pickles, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pot add oil gently brown pork belly on all sides in medium heat this will take around 15 minutes. Remove pork from pot then set it aside.
  2. Put the onions and garlic in the pot then sauté until onions are soft.
  3. Add the chicken and pork, cook for 5 minutes while constantly stirring
  4. Add the hotdogs and bay leaf then pour the chopped tomatoes and pickle juice. Give it a mix then cover the pot and let it cook in medium low heat for 30 minutes in low heat. Occasionally mix it to prevent the meat from burning below.
  5. Add the pork liver, mix it to distribute evenly then continue to cook in medium low heat for 15 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, turn heat off then serve.


If you can’t find pickle juice you can make them by combining 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt.