Aloha Pork Chop is a Hawaiian inspired pork dish prepared by pan frying pork chops then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey.
I am not entirely sure where this dish originated but from its name, I am pretty much sure that it has at least some influence from the Hawaiians. We all know pineapples are synonymous to Hawaii hence most dishes where pineapples are added most of us add “Aloha” in its name. Some examples are the Aloha Burgers, Aloha Paradise Bars, Aloha Bread, Aloha Chicken Wings, Aloha Tacos and our dish for today the Aloha Pork Chops. So what is dish all about? Basically it’s a simple dish of twice cooked pork chops, first by pan frying it on a skillet then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey. The results is a stunning sweet, tangy, and savoury dish that you can either eat on its own or with rice.
I first tried this dish in my home country, I am not sure though if it’s a Filipino creation but because we also have lots of pineapples, this dish is quite common at least on the place where I grew up. And knowing that these are the favourite flavour profiles of most of the Filipinos, meaning sweet, sour, and savoury, I bet if you’re a Filipino and haven’t tried this one yet, you will easily fall in love with it.