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Crispy Dinuguan

Deep-fried crispy pork belly with blood stew sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: blood stew
Calories: 4492kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/2 lbs. liempo
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 10 ounces pork blood
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 stalk lemongrass crushed
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 2 thumbs ginger crushed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorn
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 pieces long pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups cooking oil


  • Prepare the pork by boiling until tender. Start by boiling water in a cooking pot. Add bay leaves, whole peppercorn, salt, and pork belly (liempo).Boil for 45 to 60 to 60 minutes or until pork gets tender.
  • Remove boiled pork from the pot. Place it in a clean plate. Let it cool down for 5 minutes. Save the pork stock for later.
  • Rub 2 teaspoons salt all over the boiled pork. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or cooking pot. Deep-fry the boiled pork for 8 minutes. Remove from the fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes.Put the pork back into the fryer and continue to fry for 3 minutes more, or until crispy. Slice the crispy pork into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  • Make the dinuguan sauce by heating 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a cooking pot. Saute onion, ginger, and garlic.
  • Once onion softens, pour the pork stock. Note: this is the water used to boil the liempo earlier.
  • Add lemongrass. Cover and boil in medium heat for 8 minutes. Remove lemongrass and ginger from the pot.
  • Pour-in pork blood. Stir thoroughly while waiting for it to boil.
  • Add Knorr Pork Cube. Stir.
  • Add vinegar. Let the mixture boil. Stir and add sugar. Continue to cook uncovered until the mixture reduces to half.
  • Add peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 4492kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 430g | Saturated Fat: 137g | Cholesterol: 490mg | Sodium: 11727mg | Potassium: 2206mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 167mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 9mg