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Pork Estofado Recipe

This is a recipe for Pork Estofado
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs pork cubed
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 1 1/2 cup carrot sliced
  • 4 plantain bananas sliced diagonally (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup cooking oil


  • Heat a frying pan and pour 3/4 cups of cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, fry the sliced plantains until the color of each side turns medium to dark brown. Set aside.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of cooking oil in a separate cooking pot then apply heat.
  • When the oil is hot enough, put-in the garlic and sauté until the color turns light brown.
  • Add the cubed pork and cook for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Put-in the soy sauce, water, whole peppercorns, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer until pork is tender.
  • Add vinegar and wait for the liquid to re-boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and carrots. Stir then simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the contents of the cooking pot to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with fried bananas then serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g