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Easy Pork Hamonado

Get this recipe of Pork Hamonado that has a perfect balance of sweet and savory and with meat so tender, it melts in your mouth.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: pork hamonado
Servings: 6
Calories: 888kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2-3 pounds Pork belly - cut into 2 inch long and about 3/4 inch thick
  • 6 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorn
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • salt -if needed
  • a dash of ground pepper


  • Place the pork belly slices in a pot or deep pan.
  • Mix all the rest of the ingredients in a bowl until well blended and salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Pour the liquid mixture to the pork belly and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  • Once it starts to boil, lower down the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid then let it simmer for 40-50 minutes or so or until the meat is fork tender.
  • Remove the cover and continue to simmer until fat quite literally melts in your mouth. By then, the liquids would have been reduced to a thick sauce.
  • Serve while hot with steamed rice.



Calories: 888kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 2216mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg