Nilagang Baboy or Pork Nilaga is translated as boiled pork in Filipino. This is a soup dish commonly served for lunch or dinner on regular days. Nilagang Baboy is eaten with steamed white rice and is best served with patis (fish sauce) and siling labuyo (birds eye chili). If you have been cooking Filipino Recipes […]
It is getting colder this past weeks. Autumn is definitely making a statement. I was thinking of something to cook for lunch this morning as I unpack all my fall sweaters and apparel. I have one issue though; I haven’t got anything to cook. It has been four days since my last visit to the grocery store and all I have are a few pounds of pork belly and some vegetables.
I want to have something hot for lunch. A soup maybe or some congee – suddenly, Nilaga (boiled meat) crossed my mind. I needed to check my inventory to ensure that I have all the necessary ingredients – good thing I have more than expected.
Pork belly, potatoes, Napa Cabbage, pork broth, and a little fish sauce is all I needed and all of them are within my reach. As I search my vegetable drawer, I saw half a bunch of spinach sitting around. I don’t have any plans to use it in any dish for this week so I thought of placing it in my Nilagang Baboy (Boiled pork soup) instead of letting it wilt. The dish came out great and it made me feel warm, as expected.
Note: This article is for the What’s Cookin category wherein I blog about simple dishes that I am serving for my family. I’m sure that some of you might want to know about the recipe of Nilagang Baboy. Don’t worry; you can always refer to our Nilagang Baka (Beef Nilaga) recipe. You may use Napa Cabbage or Bok Choy (or pechay); it is all up to you.