Pork Pata Humba or braised ham hock with salted black beans is a version of pork humba wherein pork pata is braised in pineapple juice and soy sauce until it becomes tender. Salted black beans (also known as tausi) and dried banana blossoms are added during the cooking process. This is a delightful dish that […]
Humba is a sweet pork dish that resembles the famous pork adobo in terms of appearance. This is popular in the southern parts of the Philippines and is considered as one of the delicacies of the region. Pork belly, pork hocks, and pork ham are the 3 most common pig parts used to make this delightful masterpiece.
This dish uses all the ingredients of pork adobo; however, certain ingredients such as brown sugar, salted black beans, and banana blossoms make this dish stand out. There are also other variations wherein pineapple juice is used (I learned this from my friends that came from Cebu, Davao, and Gensan) – this gives more life to the dish as far as I’m concerned.