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This pork humba recipe is a popular dish in the Visayan and Southern Philippines region.  It is often present in occasions and celebrations like Fiesta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Humba Recipe, Pork Humba
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $8


  • Frying Pan


  • 2 pounds Pork Belly cut in desired sizes
  • 1 piece Onion sliced
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Salted Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 5 pieces Bay Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Peppercorn
  • 3 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Banana Blossoms
  • Water as needed


  • Put cooking oil in a pan and brown the pork until its oil come out.  If your pork has plenty of fats, you don’t need to add oil.
  • Remove extra oil from the pan.  Move the pork to the other side of the pan.  Using the same pan, sauté onions and garlic until translucent and aromatic.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and add in 3 cups of water.  Simmer for 40-50 minutes or more, until desired thickness of the sauce and tenderness of the pork is achieved.  Add more water as needed.  You may add salt if necessary.  But taste it first as the salted beans and soy sauce is already salty.
  • Serve with rice. Enjoy!


  1. Careful when adding salt as some of the ingredients of humba area already salty.