Je Tries to Cook: Pork Menudo

Pork Menudo is one of my favorite dishes. My Mama and Lola Nanay have different ways of cooking this particular dish, but both are really delicious. I know that their version of Pork Menudo is a tough act to follow. But I decided to give it a try. We won’t learn if we don’t try.




800 g pork, cut into small pieces
200 g pork liver, cut into small pieces
cooking oil
minced garlic
chopped red onions
1 pc hotdog, cut into small pieces
1 medium-sized green bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 medium-sized potato, cut into cubes
4 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup banana ketchup
ground black pepper
seasoning granules (optional)


1. Sauté the onions in a saucepan. Once the onions turn translucent, add the minced garlic.

2. Add the fish sauce.

3. Add in the pork. Leave it for 5-10 minutes, mixing it occasionally.

4. Pour in the water. Leave it for 10 minutes.

5. Add the tomato sauce and banana ketchup. Leave it for 15 minutes.

6. Put the liver.

7. After 5 minutes, put the potatoes and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

8. Put the hotdog, bell pepper, ground pepper and seasoning granules. Let it cook over low heat for 8-10 minutes.

I was so scared because as you probably know by now, my mother is a monster cook! But when she said that my version is really good, I felt relieved! Even my husband told me that he immediately wiped his packed lunch because he loved my pork menudo! My officemate Abby who is my constant lunch buddy, told me that it’s really delicious. Ang galing daw talaga magluto ng nanay ko! Nyahaha! She was so surprised when I told her that I was the one who cooked it. Hihi! I’m so ready for housewife-hood! Chos lang! =))

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