Pork Pochero

Today is a good day!

I helped our friend doctor with her groceries this morning. She is planning a surprise birthday party for her husband tomorrow, and I think it will also be like a despedida for them because they will be leaving Suriname next month for good.

I also decided to buy some vegetables for dinner since we’ve been eating mostly meat these past few days. Euh!

Pochero is a known Filipino stew mostly made of beef or chicken.
But because I am a certified PORK lover, again, I made it with pork.

Pork Pochero

(I’m sorry if I am not a PRO when it comes to food pictures, promise, I will practice more!)


1 lb pork, any parts (preferably with fats) 🙂
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped (I don’t usually use this and I think it doesn’t affect the taste)
2 tbsp fish sauce (you can add more)
1 tbsp whole peppercorn
1 medium potato, cubed
2 plantain ripe banana, chopped
Bok choy or pak choi
1 small can tomato sauce
1 pork cube
1 cup water
cooking oil

1. Pour cooking oil in the cooking pot.
2. Saute the onions, garlic and tomatoes.
3. Add the pork. Cook until the color turns brown.
4. Pour in the fish sauce and whole peppercorn. Stir.
5. Pour the tomato sauce, pork cube and water. Let boil. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until pork is tender.
6. Put the potato and plantain. Cook for 7-10 minutes.
7. Add the bok choy. Turn off the fire and let stay in the pan for 5 minutes.
8. Serve.

Tara, kain tayo! 😀


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