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Creamy Lengua Recipe (Pork Tongue)

Try this super tender Pork Lengua Recipe with creamy white sauce. Cooked in a pressure cooker to cut the cooking time. An all-time favorite Filipino delicacy.

Simple Lengua RecipeLengua is a dish made from beef or pork tongue, beef being the more popular choice. The popular way of cooking Lengua in the Philippines is with white sauce. People would normally serve this at special occassions.

I was asked by one at Instagram to write about Lengue Recipe. And she asked specifically about Lengue recipe without using cream of mushroom. Like how it is done in Pampanga she said.

Of course, I said I would do it. I’ve had it so many times before but the truth is, I haven’t cooked this dish until now. Usually, I leave it to my Mama who used to cook this everyday when they still had the canteen.

Beef or Pork Tongue for Lengua?

So when I went out to get me some tongue, the butcher asked me if I want beef/ox or pork tongue. Eerrr…unsure which one, I just told him to give me the one that is used for Lengua. He told me both can be used.

I called my Mama and asked her which one to get. I just assumed everyone uses beef tongue. She told me that if I am not using cream of mushroom then to get the pork tongue. Don’t ask me why, but it seems that is how it is done.

It is way smaller than beef or ox tongue so it would be perfect if you are not cooking for a large group. It was also faster to cook because of its size.

Pork Tongue Recipe - Filipino

I really thought that cooking Lengua would require a lot of effort. Not that I am afraid of flexing some muscles in the kitchen if needed. I think I’ve proven in several occassions that I can also do complicated.

I am not completely sure why Lengua gave me that impression that it is difficult. To my surprise, preparing this dish turned out to be rather simple. Well, I have to admit, not without several phone calls to my Mama for advice and confirmation to boost my confidence first.

Creamy Lengua Recipe

The problem is Mama does not have exact measurements. Like the really good cook that she is, everything comes from experience and gut feeling.

So I thought, I have the ingredients down and I would just wing it with the measurements. Some little adjustments later and I came with this recipe. With stamp of approval from both my Mama and Papa of course before sharing it here.

Armin did try it and said it taste good but he cannot imagine eating pork tongue…just yet (*wink*) !

By the way, a callout to Ms. Nadia Junco…as you requested now here it is, Lengua recipe without using cream of mushroom.

Lengua Recipe

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Lengua Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Easy Creamy Lengua Recipe (Pork Tongue)

Try this super tender Pork Lengua Recipe writh creamy white sauce. Cooked in presure cooker to cut the cooking time. An all-time favorite Filipino delicacy.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino,Spanish
Keyword: lengua recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound pork tongue
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic - - minced
  • 1 medium onion - - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (370ml) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup broth (from tongue)
  • 1 can (15.25oz) whole corn kernel - - liquid drained
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose cream


  • Place the pork tongue in a pressure cooker. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of salt and and fill with enough water just to cover the meat. Cook in pressure cooker for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove tongue from liquid and transfer to a work surface and cool slightly. Reserve a cup of the broth. Peel outer layer of skin from pork tongue. Cut the meat in thin slices about a quarter inch thick.
  • Melt butter on a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion until aromatic and tender.
  • Add the pork tongue slices and season with soy sauce. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes turning the meat slices once or twice.
  • Pour in evaporated milk and broth and add the corn kernels. Season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or until liquids starts to get thick.
  • Add all-purpose cream and simmer for another minute. Add salt if needed. 
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve with steamed rice or mashed potatoes.



If you do not have a pressure cooker, just boil the tongue in a pot over stove-top over high heat. Once it starts to boil, set heat to low and cover with lid. Let it simmer for 1-2 hours or until the pork tongue becomes fork-tender.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Lengua Recipe (Pork Tongue)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 2362mg98%
Potassium 444mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Ms. Bebs, thank you for this recipe! I am from pampanga and i always ask my auntie to cook me some lengua dila, but with this recipe, my kids liked it so much and feels like home. Cheers!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Ms.Bebs. Happy New Year. I am a subscriber and i want to get the free cookbook, how can i get this. Pls. Help.

  3. I love tongue but can only get beef around here so I will be making it with the beef tongue. This recipe is making me hungry!

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