Pork Nilaga

Pork Nilaga

Kahit mainit ang panahon, mainit pa rin ang ulam? Yes mamshie! Minsan masarap yung tumatagaktak ang pawis habang kumakain, diba? So for today’s ulam: Pork Nilaga.

For me, this is the easiest dish to cook because as the name implies : Nilaga which means to “boil” — you just have to boil everything and it becomes this tasty soup dish

To be honest, it’s my first time to cook Nilaga using pork kasim. I always use parts that has bones in them to make sure it’s flavorful. Just like these two dishes below: Instant Pot Beef Nilaga and Nilagang Tuhod ng Baka.


Pork Nilaga

The usual vegetables that I put in my Pork Nilaga are squash, corn, cabbage, and pechay. But there are times when I also add saging na saba and baguio beans. I’ve seem other Nilaga dishes where they put potato instead of squash — try ko nga yon next time but I’ll try purple sweet potato instead para colorful…hihihi.

Kayo, anong nilalagay nyo sa Nilaga nyo?


Pork Nilaga

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 500g pork kasim, cut into pieces
  • 5 cups water, enough to cover the pork
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 pork cube
  • squash, around 2 cups when cut into cubes
  • 1 corn, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cabbage, cut into pieces
  • 2 bunch pechay, washed
  • patis to taste


  1. Place the pork kasim in a pot and pour enough water to cover it. Add the onion and peppercorns.
  2. Bring it to a boil, removing scum just before the water starts to boil.
  3. Simmer in low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the pork cube and stir.
  5. Add the squash and the corn and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Season with 1 tbsp patis and add the cabbage and the pechay.
  7. Cover and simer for about 2 minutes until cabbage and pechay are cooked.
  8. Turn off heat and serve with patis-calamansi with sili dipping sauce.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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