Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a Filipino recipe. A friend of ours made it for us when he came to visit. We found the recipe in either the Seattle P-I or Journal American newspaper about 15 years ago, which we've since lost, but my husband remembered it and over time we've adapted it to fit our tastes.
- Cut the pork into 2-3 inch pieces.
- Mix the water, sugar and soy sauce in a large frying pan. Add the bay leaf and bring it up to medium high heat.
- Lay pork pieces in the sauce, cover and cook on medium (keep it low enough that the sauce doesn’t boil over; adding additional small amounts of water and soy if needed.) Cook for 10-15 minutes and flip the pork, cooking an additional 10 -15 minutes until done which will depend on the thickness of the pork.
- Serve the pork over a bed of rice, removing the bay leaf, drizzling the sauce over it and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
for a philippine version of asado, try using star anise instead of the bay leaf. using the bay leaf in this recipe will make it taste more like Humba - a different Visayan dish. xoxoxo