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Lechon Kawali
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Lechon Kawali

This is a recipe for deep fried crispy pork belly, which is popularly known as Lechon Kawali
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Pork
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Calories: 1394kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. pork belly
  • 1 piece Knorr pork cube
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • ¼ cup Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 4 cups cooking oil


  • Boil water in a cooking pot.
  • Add whole peppercorn, bay leaves, and Knorr Pork Cube. Stir.
  • Add the pork belly. Cover the pot and continue to boil in medium heat for 45 minutes. You can add more water if needed.
  • Remove the pork belly from the cooking pot and place in a clean plate. Let it cool down. Note: you can keep the pork stock for later use. This can be consumed to cook pork based soups and stews.
  • Rub Knorr liquid seasoning all over the boiled pork belly. Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep cooking pot. Once the oil gets hot enough (300F), gently put the pork belly into the pot. Deep-fry the pork in medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes. Note: make sure to partially cover the pot or use a splatter screen to protect yourself from the oil.
  • Turn the pork belly over. Continue to fry the opposite side for 8 minutes or until the skin gets crisp and brown.
  • Remove the crispy deep fried pork belly (lechon kawali) from the cooking pot. Arrange in a plate with wire rack or paper towel. Let it cool down. Slice the pork into serving pieces.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with your favorite sauce.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 1394kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 142g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1122mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2.3mg