Pata Paksiw or Paksiw na Pata is a Filipino pork hock stew wherein slices of pork hock are stewed in soy sauce and vinegar, along with other seasonings and brown sugar. Pata is a term used in the Philippines to describe ham hock or pork hock. The cooking method for pata paksiw is similar to […]
Paksiw na Pata
Paksiw na Pata is pork leg cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. Although the term “Paksiw” means cooking in vinegar and garlic, the soy sauce is added to bring additional flavor and color. This is a very simple dish that has a great resemblance to the ever popular Pork Adobo dish.
What I like about this dish other than its simplicity is the way the pork fat melts in my mouth. That is not an idiomatic expression, I really mean it. Imagine tenderizing the meat until it almost separates from the bone while the gelatin-like fat floats around the pan. When that very same fat reaches your mouth, it automatically melts having a texture similar to the filling of a bavarian donut. Just some precautions; this dish is not intended for those who have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Try this succulent Filipino food recipe: Paksiw na Pata.