This is my humble version of a Classic Filipino favorite. It may not be an exact replica of famous recipes based off of this dish, but I wanted to do my version of it using ingredients that can be readily found at the closest supermarket, which should everyone should have no problems finding as well.
What you’ll need:
1/2 kg pork belly, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
3 long chilis (pampaksiw)
2 thai chilis (labuyo)
3 tbsp fish paste (bagoong)
1 pack coconut milk
In a large kettle, sautee the garlic and onions over about 3 tbsp cooking oil.
Pour in the chopped pork belly and stir occasionally to prevent burning. Cover, wait 5 mins, stir. Repeat process for about 20 mins.
Add the fish paste and stir until all meat is covered in fish paste. Cover, wait 5 mins, stir. repeat for another 10 mins.
Pour in the coconut milk. Cover until it boils.
Chop and sprinkle the chilis. Stir. Cover and wait for another 5 mins
Add salt and pepper to adjust taste.
Best served with plain rice.