Nilagang Baboy with Corn and Vegetables on a Rainy Day

It has been raining these past few days. Just days ago, Typhoon Labuyo, raged through the country. We all know masarap kumain kapag umuulan, food just seems tastier! While rain poured on and off outside, Bea and I bugged hubby to cook one of our favorite Filipino dish, Nilagang Baboy! Even Bea, who’s a really picky eater can’t resist this pork dish.

Nilagang Baboy ala Berto

Here is the recipe for Berto’s Nilagang Baboy:


1 kilo pork cubes or kasim, cut to serving pieces
3 pieces sweet corn on cobs , cut into 4
1 large head cabbage or repolyo
3 medium size potato, skinned, quartered
3 large size onions,
1 tbsp. peppercorns
String beans
Patis to taste
2 tsp sugar

Cooking procedure:

Wash pork thoroughly, put in a large pot, cover with water, bring to a boil. Discard scum off the boiled pork. Add more fresh water to cover pork and add in the peppercorn and onion, patis; bring to a boil, and simmer until pork is tender. This takes around 1 hour.  Add more water as necessary. Remove whatever scum that rises to the surface. Add in the sweet corn and continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add in the potato and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Add in the cabbage and string beans, cover the pot and turn off the flame. The heat is still enough to cook the last vegetables. Serve with hot with patis and kalamansi dip on the side.

Nilagang Baboy served with freshly cooked rice is so good. We had to scrape the last bit of rice off the cooker, we really ate more than our usual fill. My dad, who is usually careful with his rice (carb) intake even asked for seconds.  Yes, it was that good! Hmmm, writing about Nilagang Baboy is making me hungry. Maybe I can bug Berto into cooking this again for lunch.

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