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humba bisaya recipe
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Humba Recipe (Bisaya Version)

Pork belly with black beans and banana blossoms stewed in soy sauce and lemon lime soda. This is a popular Filipino dish in the southern parts of the Philippines.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo, beef stew, humba
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 971kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 4 lbs. pork belly cubed
  • 1 piece Knorr Pork Cube
  • 3 cups clear soft drink
  • 1 cup water as needed
  • 2 ounces banana blossoms
  • 2 tablespoons salted black beans
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorn


  • Heat a wok or pan. Sear pork belly until it turns brown and enough oil gets extracted from the fat. Remove the pork from the wok. Set aside.
  • Heat around 3 tablespoons of oil. Sauté garlic and onion until the onion softens.
  • Add the pork back into the wok and pour-in soy sauce. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar. Continue sautéing until liquid dries-up.
  • Pour clear soft drinks into the wok. Cover and let boil.
  • Add crushed peppercorn. Adjust heat to low. Continue boiling for 35 minutes.
  • Add banana blossoms and salted black beans. Cover the wok and continue cooking until the pork gets tender. Note: you can add water if needed.
  • Add brown sugar. Stir. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with warm rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 971kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 5mg