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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Solita or Solitas is a Filipino dish from Bohol made with pork ribs or pork chops cooked on its own marinade then battered and deep fried which resembles a lollipop chicken due to its exposed bone.


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  • 6 pcs pork shoulder chops, bone in
  • 1/4 cup pork or chicken stock
  • oil, for deep frying


  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg


  1. Prepare your meat by carving the meat of the bone halfway through and pushing the meat to the other end, like how it’s done with the chicken lollipops. Set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine all marinade ingredients together, add the meat then using your hands massage the marinade all over the meat making sure it all coated. Set it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. In a large pan, place the meat together with marinade, pour the stock then put pan in a stove top over medium heat, cover the pan then once it starts steaming, put heat on low. Let it cook for 25 minutes or until meat is fully cooked. Remove the cover, if there is still some liquid left, bring heat to high to let it evaporate and be absorbed by the meat.
  4. Remove pork from pan then set it aside, let it cool down.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine all batter ingredients together, mix well until free of lumps.
  6. Prepare a wok filled with oil for deep frying, heat to 180C
  7. Dip each prepared pork into the batter then gently put it into the hot oil, let it cook for 5 minutes or until the outer coating gets crisp.
  8. Drain pork of excess oil then serve.