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Paksiw na Pata recipe

| On 09, Sep 2012

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It’s grandparents day. I know it’s such a torture to post this recipe as grandparents should go on a diet and shouldn’t eat this full-of-cholesterol food. But, let this serve as a tribute to my mom, who is a grandmother to four little naughty girls. Despite I cook this one, she was the one who taught me.

To my mom and dad, I love you…

Paksiw na Pata is a dish influenced by the Spaniards way back their colonization period. Then, the Filipinos embraced, created own recipes and handed it down from generation to generation.

This recipe features another thick and flavorful sauce.


  • 2 kilo pork pata, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 spoon sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried banana blossoms (soaked in water and salt)
  • 2 pieces laurel leaves
  • pepper


  1. Saute garlic and onion.
  2. Add the pata and let it toast. The pata will release some oil that will in roasting.
  3. Add all the liquid ingredient and let it boil for 25 minutes.
  4. Add the banana blossom, laurel leaves, pepper and sugar. Boil.
  5. Boil and wait until the sauce thicken.
  6. Serve with steaming hot rice.

Learn more the author of this post:

I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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