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Pata Kare Kare Recipe

Pork hocks and leg stewed until tender and cooked in a rich peanut sauce with a variety of healthy vegetables. This Filipino dish is best served with bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) and eaten with warm white rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken curry, kare kare, pata, pocrk hock stew
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1498kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2.5 lbs. pork pata
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 2 cups string beans cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup banana blossom sliced
  • 2 bunches pechay
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts roasted
  • 1/4 cup annatto seeds boiled in 3/4 cup water
  • 1 piece eggplant sliced
  • 2 tablespoons glutinous rice flour diluted in 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 8 cups water
  • Ground black pepper and shrimp paste bagoong alamang to taste


  • Boil pork pata in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes. Discard the water. Let the pata cool down. Wash pata to remove impurities. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a cooking pot. Sauté garlic until it starts to brown. Add onion. Continue cooking until the onion softens.
  • Put the boiled pata into the pot. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Pour 4 cups of water. Cover the pot. Let the water boil.
  • Add Knorr Pork Cube. Stir. Set heat between low to medium. Cover and continue boiling for 1 ½ hours or until the pork gets tender.
  • Prepare the peanut paste by blending using a food processor until a paste-like consistency is achieved.
  • Add peanut paste into the cooking pot once the pata tenderizes. Stir.
  • Add annatto water and glutinous rice and water mixture. Stir and continue cooking until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Add eggplant, banana blossom, and string beans. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Season with ground black pepper and ½ teaspoon of shrimp paste. Stir.
  • Add bok choy. Cover and cook for 1 ½ minutes.
  • Serve with warm rice and bagoong alamang. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1498kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 104g | Fat: 105g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 1264mg | Potassium: 3267mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 19171IU | Vitamin C: 201mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 44mg