Paksiw na Baboy

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  • 2 pounds of pork butt, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 pounds of pigs' knuckles
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of dried banana blossoms (sold in Oriental food stores)
  • 4 ripe banana plantains, sliced into 1/2 inch lengths


Combine all ingredients except banana blossoms and plantains in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours or until pork is tender. Add more water if necessary. (A pressure cooker may be used to reduce cooking time.) Add banana blossoms and plantains and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.


Makes approximately 4 servings.