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Pinakbet with Lechon Kawali

This is a recipe of pinakbet with lechon kawali. It is a dish composed of mixed vegetables with shrimp paste and chopped crispy deep fried pork belly on top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3/4 lb. lechon kawali chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups butternut squash sliced into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons shrimp paste
  • 2 medium bitter gourd ampalaya, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium Chinese eggplant sliced
  • 10 pieces okra
  • 2 cups snake beans sitaw, cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium plum tomato diced
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a pot.
  • Sauté the garlic until it turns medium brown.
  • Add the onion and tomato. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Add ¼ lb. of chopped lechon kawali and stir-in the squash. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the beef broth in the pot. Let boil.
  • Add the shrimp paste. Stir. Cover and cook in medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the ampalaya, eggplant, okra, and sitaw. Stir and cook for 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper. Stir
  • Arrange the remaining lechon kawali on top.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g