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Pork Nilaga (Boiled Pork Soup)
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5 from 2 votes

Nilagang Baboy (Boiled Pork Soup)

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 2 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. pork belly or shoulder, cubed
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 medium cabbage quartered
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 4 pieces ripe saba banana sliced in half crosswise
  • 6 to 8 cups beef or pork broth
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat the cooking oil in a deep cooking pot.
  • Once the oil becomes hot, saute the onion.
  • Add the whole pepper corn. Continue to cook for 20 seconds.
  • Put-in the pork. Cook until the color turns light brown (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  • Pour-in the beef or pork broth. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until the pork becomes tender.
  • Add the saba banana and potatoes. Stir and cook for 12 minutes.
  • Put-in the cabbage. Add salt to taste. Stir. Cover and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with a spicy fish sauce dipping sauce.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g